#BREAKING Israeli-Palestinian talks to resume in Cairo Wednesday, officials say — Agence France-Presse (@AFP) September 20, 2014 Now read this:Sam Harris On Why He Supports Israel Vs. Hamas, Although Not As A State ‘Based On Religious Myth’ (Sep 16, 2014) Ted Cruz Booed Off Stage (Sep 11, 2014) Israel Rebuked By U.S. For Massive Land [...]
Congratulations to Sam Harris, whose new book Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion, will enter the New York Times' Hardcover Nonfiction Best Sellers List this weekend at #3:
Sam Harris is very sure that Islam created ISIS, and he criticized President Obama for saying otherwise: As an atheist, I cannot help wondering when this scrim of pretense and delusion will be finally burned away—either by the clear light of reason or by a surfeit of horror meted out to innocents by the parties […]
Categories: Feminism Tags: bad chart thursdaybell curvesestrogen vibesam harrissexismstatistics It’s Thursday and that means it’s time for another round of Bad Chart Thursday. This week, rather than make fun of a bad chart, I was inspired to write a... (Read more...)
It may be hard to remember at this point, but Liam Neeson started his career starring in more serious, low key fare. Sure he had titles like the Dirty Harry movie The Dead Pool and Sam Raimi’sDarkman on his resume to balance out more...Show More Summary
Sam Harris had some harsh words for President Obama after his speech last week, the one in which he declared, "ISIL is not Islamic." Harris, one of the outspoken new atheists, wonders when, if ever, the truth about Islam will be spoken by our leaders. Show More Summary
Another week, another dudely atheist whose supposed rationalism can’t seem to stop him from engaging in emotion-driven temper tantrums because those mean ladies insist you actually apply the same rational lens to sexism as you do religion. This week’s contestant is Sam Harris, who was...
Blaming acts of violence on the Muslim faith ignores the oppressive military factors that motivate jihadists
Sam Harris’s new book, Waking Up is about being spiritual without being religious. In a related blog post, Harris addressed a question he is often asked about Israel, a state based on religion. “We have to get out of the religion business,” Dr. Harris told me, and that applies to states like Israel. But he [...]
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The progressive media consensus on Islam is stultifying, and deliberately so. It's a series of simplistic claims intended to drown out any adult discussion on the issue in favor of childish happy-talk which serves no purpose except to preserve the...
Discussing his new book, Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion, Sam Harris uses the above image to explain why: It certainly looks like there is a white square in the center of this figure, but when we study the image, it becomes clear that there are only four partial circles. The square has […]
Normally when I read a book by Sam Harris, I have to restrain the urge to hurl it into the trash. The End of Faith (2004) launched the New Atheist movement by ignorantly distorting, simplifying, and insulting all three monotheistic religions,...Show More Summary
"Our world is dangerously riven by religious doctrines that all educated people should condemn, and yet there is more to understanding the human condition than science and secular culture generally admit." Brain Pickings takes 450+ hours a month to curate and edit across the different platforms, and remains banner-free. Show More Summary
• A guide to spirituality without religion. New York Times bestselling author and “new atheist,” Sam Harris, explores the science behind spirituality.
Atheist author Sam Harris has joined the growing list of secular and religious voices who have called out President Barack Obama for comments he made on terror group ISIS, suggesting that the group is not Islamic.
Last week, I riffed a little on the disingenuous ways in which U.S. presidents advance the idea that, despite reams of evidence to the contrary, religion is necessarily a force for good. This compulsion is especially great when it comes...Show More Summary
Bill Maher appeared on Charlie Rose Tuesday night to discuss his upcoming comedy special and, as expected, the conversation eventually steered to religion. Maher made the point that people like Sam Harris have been making for a while:...Show More Summary
Well, I couldn’t resist, could I? Sam Harris is a friend and great interlocutor. We’ve hashed out the issues on Israel and, indeed, religion itself in dialogues. See the Gaza conversation here; and the longer exchange of emails on religion here. I always learn something from him – and I have always thought of him […]
Why terrorist attacks so often cause non-believers to abandon reason, science and evidence to blame religion