Saturday, December 6, 2008

Thougts on Faith

Are any of the readers of this blog reading the book "The End of Faith" by Sam Harris? A Baha'i writer is reading that book and has included one quote from that book in a recent email. Here is the quote:

"....Faith is rather like a rhinoceros in fact: it won't do much in the way of real work for you , and yet at close quarters it will make spectacular claims upon your attention."

Another Baha'i writer has shared his response to that quote. He has compared the running from faith to the running from a rhinocerous. A human can not out run a rhinocerous. That huge creature will eventually catch up with any human who has chosen to turn its back on that large and tusk-bearing mammal.

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