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Publisher Description

From the new afterword by the author:

Humanity has had a long fascination with blood sacrifice. In fact, it has been by no means uncommon for a child to be born into this world only to be patiently and lovingly reared by religious maniacs, who believe that the best way to keep the sun on its course or to ensure a rich harvest is to lead him by tender hand into a field or to a mountaintop and bury, butcher, or burn him alive as offering to an invisible God. The notion that Jesus Christ died for our sins and that his death constitutes a successful propitiation of a “loving” God is a direct and undisguised inheritance of the superstitious bloodletting that has plagued bewildered people throughout history. . .

Religion & Spirituality
September 19
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Penguin Random House LLC

Customer Reviews

tustepp11 ,

Says it all!

I don't know how you can read this and not know that religion is absolutely ridiculous. Very clear and concise explanations and very well written. Read this book!!!!!

jjqueenan ,

Not enough people will read this.

The spiritual equivalent of telling your friend he's an alcoholic and needs help. Tough love for those blinded by religion.

Sadly the target audience will focus on the tone and audacity of Harris' presentation instead of the meanings behind what he's saying.

This book highlights the need for iBookstore to have a lending feature.

Tool4006 ,

Amazing read

If only all Christians would read this book with an open mind we might have a better world to live in!

One of my favorite reads! Keep writing Sam!

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