Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Sam Harris and Rick Warren on God

Thought provoking conversation in the current edition of Newsweek between well-known atheist Sam Harris, author of The End of Faith - which I've started, but not finished - and Letter to a Christian Nation, and Rick Warren, pastor at the 25,000 strong Saddleback mega-church and author of the The Purpose Driven Life.

Harris comes off in this interview like he comes off in his books; he's combative and not especially welcoming of differing points of view. That may be due to the fact that he seems to be truly scared by the threat he attributes to religion. I doubt reading the conversation will change anyone's mind on the topic, but it's an interesting exercise in any case.

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