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Sam Harris's rebuttal of Christian fundamentalism is occasioned by the many letters he received following the publication of his best selling THE END OF FAITH. Many readers were astounded that he said he does not believe in God and does not consider the Bible to be an authoritative source. Harris addresses what he sees as the rigid certitude with which fundamentalist Christians put forth their views, as well as the views themselves--such as intelligent design, the literal readings of texts, and pronouncements about morality. He also reasserts the central idea from THE END OF FAITH that there is a link between religion and violence.
Argues that the increasing power of Christian fundamentalists in American politics threatens the country's citizens, blames the Bible for promoting intolerance of other faiths, and describes atheism as "an admission of the obvious."
Number of Pages: 120
Genre: Religion + Beliefs
Sub-Genre: Religion + Politics + State, Atheism, Agnosticism
Series Title: Vintage
Publisher: Vintage Books
Author: Sam Harris
Street Date: January 8, 2008
Item Number (DPCI): 059-04-1513