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Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Sam Harris Speaks Truth

It is so exhilarating to me when a liberal, especially an atheist, is intellectually honest. In my last post I had an excerpt of Sam Harris's book "Letter to a Christian Nation." This week Sam wrote an amazing article in the LA Times. He acknowledges that Christians are basically the only ones in this country who take the threat of Islamic Fascism seriously. What a breath of fresh air from an unlikely source. I strongly encourage all of you to read this and pass it on to your liberal friends.

2 Comments:

At 9:58 AM, Anonymous Matt said...

What I love more than anything is this: "more than a third of Americans suspect that the federal government "assisted in the 9/11 terrorist attacks or took no action to stop them so the United States could go to war in the Middle East;" 16% believe that the twin towers collapsed not because fully-fueled passenger jets smashed into them but because agents of the Bush administration had secretly rigged them to explode."

 
At 11:12 AM, Blogger SA said...

The problem has as much to do with the unfortunate reality that Bush, Cheney, and Rumsfeld are all very unlikeable persons. They have irritating mannerisms, and Bush appears to be insincere. We don't know who or what Bush is - what is he really like? He seems to maintain a false facade and it is obvious to most people. It is hard to trust and support a person like that.The administration gets more criticism becasue of these personal factors. That's not to say our foreign and other governmental policies are good (or bad). It's just hard to objectively judge policies when you have people in charge who are so jerk-like. I have to believe our allies and other world leaders have similar feelings. The most dangerous aspect of this is that it tends to cause many people to support whoever is opposing the administration. Chavez, for example got off remarkably easy for what he said about Bush; if those words had been directed toward Reagan, for example, I think the American people would have responded more strongly.

 

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