Saturday, July 23, 2011

Books for knowledgeable inter-idea dialogues

Whether we agree or disagree with Karen Armstrong, the many books as well as other writings of Britain''s acclaimed writer on comparative religion can provide very good food for thoughts for all to explore the similarities and differences among' various faiths and their practices. According to her studies, mercy and compassion is' a value central' to all the world religions, 'but it is also often overlooked by the faithfuls. To be sure, 'in real life on earth, 'there are also many theists without religion and also atheists who are better persons than some faithfuls. In the English-speaking world nowadays, the case for atheism is best presented by Sam Harris who also authored several books in America. Karen Armstrong''s and Sam Harris'' books are not banned in Malaysia.