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Sam Harris on religion

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On conversation versus dogmatism

Curmudgeonly Yours


Written by Curmudgeonly

March 19, 2008 at 1:47 am

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  1. Thanks for your comment on my blog, I have enjoyed cruising around and looking at your blog. I wish more people would take to heart the things Sam Harris has to say.


    March 21, 2008 at 1:01 am

  2. Yes, Sam Harris makes some really good points. Have you read his book “Letter to a Christian Nation”? I’d really recommend it.


    March 21, 2008 at 5:14 pm

  3. Not only read it but even offered to send one at my expense to everyone on the Mormons Rock blog ..:) I try to keep several copies around to hand out, I am assuming then that you have also read “the end of faith…..”


    March 21, 2008 at 9:51 pm

  4. Did anyone take up your offer?

    I remember finding the End of Faith in our local library. It was the first atheist book that I read and it gave me the appetite to read a whole lot more. One of my favourite recent reads has been Atheist Universe by David Mills. I also really enjoyed In Defence of Atheism by Michel Onfray, although that one took a lot of concentration!


    March 22, 2008 at 8:02 am

  5. No, someone had read end of faith on there and used a quote from it to support some LDS concept as I remember so some discussion ensued and I then made the offer no takers 😦 I sent you an email to the address that shows on my dashboard from the comment you made on my site regarding where I served my mission and that I was in Boston I am thinking Jan Feb 1983

    End of Faith was also the first atheist book I read and I would have to say it was life altering in that for the first time I felt it was my duty to speak out about and be open about how I believed and so forth.


    March 22, 2008 at 2:35 pm

  6. actually it would have been 1984


    March 22, 2008 at 4:38 pm

  7. I moved in 1983, which is probably why I didn’t recognise your name. I know the two families that you mentioned, though.

    How long did you stay active in the church after your mission, if you don’t mind me asking?


    March 23, 2008 at 5:39 pm

  8. No not all ask me anything you want, I came home in 1984 got married that same year, go figure and started bringing good little LDS children into the world, 4 of them. Some 14 years later I divorced myself from an unhealthy dysfunctional relationship with both a church and spouse in about that same order.


    March 23, 2008 at 7:47 pm

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