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Sam Harris on religion

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On conversation versus dogmatism

Curmudgeonly Yours

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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.

    coventryrm

    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.

    islaskye

    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…..”

    coventryrm

    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!

    islaskye

    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.

    coventryrm

    March 22, 2008 at 2:35 pm

  6. actually it would have been 1984

    coventryrm

    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?

    islaskye

    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.

    coventryrm

    March 23, 2008 at 7:47 pm


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