Well reasoned and expressed with great clarity. Mr Harris highlights the multiple reasons why there should be little room for expressions of faith as a function of decision making in the social and political sciences; in fact anywhere in the modern world where it supplants empathy and reason. We can only hope, along with the writer, that the religions of our time will reach their proper place in the contemporary regard for Zeus, Ashtaroth, and all other predecessors, before their adherents consign us all to the void in a vain and arogant search for supremacy in their self-described 'hereafter.'
Insightful. Polite. Well argued. Despite this it will not sway those with dogmatic views who need the comfort of a superior master to direct thir lives. A good work for young adults to check their beliefs and inherited teachings. Those with open free minds will find this letter informative and thought-provoking. Well worth a read even if you don't move your views.