Philisophical Musings

of an agnostic polyamorous heterosexual artistic soul

Readings: Letter to a Christian Nation

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One reader’s review of “Letter to a Christian Nation” by Sam Harris: (which I have not read, but plan to)
“…Christianity’s maniacal obsession with people having sex is revealed as morally destitute – religious right political mandates that keep condoms out of Africa only increase the staggering AIDS death toll. Earlier this year Christian luddites unsuccessfully attempted to block the life saving Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine, which will prevent many cases of cervical cancer because – in their twisted moral calculus – it might lead to teenagers having a little more sex. In this latter case what is deeply evil – immoral doesn’t begin to describe it – is that Christians have decided that dying of a preventable disease is the price teenagers should pay – their punishment for a capriciously and arbitrarily defined concept known as sin – for daring to enjoy each other’s bodies.… In a world where people are killed every day because they hold different views about which internally inconsistent and ultimately incomprehensible book God supposedly wrote, and mail-order ministers or medieval mullahs impose the ravings of bronze to iron age mystics on impressionable children, scientific marvels save and improve countless lives every day – what excuse is their for belief in a God who slaughters innocent children by the tens of thousands in tsunamis, or the global genocide euphemistically glorified as the Noachian deluge? Or a God seemingly obsessed with who has sex with who and how they have it?”

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Written by Philoman

April 29, 2010 at 10:27 pm

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