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Can anyone save atheism from New Atheists like Richard Dawkins and Sam Harris?

26 minutes agoNews : The Raw Story

Why are the New Atheists such jerks? Case in point: Richard Dawkins’ continuing pursuit of Ahmed Mohamed, the Texas 14-year-old humiliated in school after authorities mistook his homemade clock for a bomb. The other day, The God Delusion author called Ahmed a hoaxer and responded to suggestions “he...

Salon Edits Out a Crucial Portion of Interview with Sam Harris

Salon published a rather thorough and (frankly) positive interview with Sam Harris the other day. Or so I thought.First, the good stuff. In his interview with Sean Illing, Harris was able to talk at length on his views instead of being cut down to the sound bites we often hear. Show More Summary

Cenk Uygur: Sam Harris’ anti-Muslim ‘thought experiments’ are like Repubs’ actual policy ideas

3 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Young Turks host Cenk Uygur hammered neuroscientist and atheism advocate Sam Harris on Wednesday, saying his “thought experiments” are similar to the anti-Muslim policies actually being suggested by Republicans. “It’s funny how all these ‘thought experiments’...

Sam Harris Thinks Ben Carson Understands the Middle East Better Than Noam Chomsky

Now the Islamophobic Harris is just trolling. Sam Harris has made something of a career out of saying provocative things that upset both the religious right and the anti-imperialist left, but he couldn't be accused of outright trolling, until perhaps today. Show More Summary

Sam Harris: I’d vote for ‘dangerously deluded religious imbecile’ Ben Carson over Noam Chomsky

5 days agoNews : The Raw Story

During a discussion on whether the U.S. should allow Syrian refugees into the county, neuroscientist and atheism advocate Sam Harris continued his personal jihad with author Noam Chomsky while finding common cause with Christian conservative GOP presidential candidates who want to keep the refugees...

The problem is with the religion.

It their book, “Islam and the Future of Tolerance” – which is the text of a conversation between Sam Harris and Maajid Nawaz – the ‘problems’ that Islam brings to the world are discussed. Here, in this post, I am endeavoring to present primary issues relating to these dangers – particularly so, in opposition to The West. Show More Summary

Cenk Uygur: Why haven’t Sam Harris and Trump condemned Virginia bigot’s anti-Muslim tirade?

last weekNews : The Raw Story

Young Turks host Cenk Uygur used the same logic employed by critics of Islam on Thursday to criticize the unidentified Virginia man caught on video berating a Muslim. “Here, I’ll name names,” Uygur said. “Sam Harris, why haven’t you condemned him already? It’s on...

Activist Maajid Nawaz Criticizes the “Regressive Left” for Allowing Bigotry in Religious Contexts

Echoing statements made by people like Sam Harris and Bill Maher, activist Maajid Nawaz criticizes those on the "Regressive Left" who refuse to call out Islam even when that condemnation is warranted -- like when women are treated as second class citizens or cultural practices would never be accepted in other contexts.

Sam Harris: Liberals who don’t fight Islamism end up empowering Christian fascists

last weekNews : The Raw Story

Atheist author Sam Harris worries that Western liberals are fueling the rise of Christian theocrats by failing to confront the problem of Islamism. In a podcast uploaded to his website following the Paris attacks, Harris said denying the religion of Islam “has a unique problem at this moment in...

Sam Harris Responds to Paris Attacks: “There Are No Surprises Anymore”

Sam Harris published a podcast yesterday in the wake of the Paris attacks. It builds off of an essay he wrote last year called "Sleepwalking Toward Armageddon," but very little has changed since then.

Why Humans Need To Believe (What Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, And Even Stephen Jay Gould Get Wrong)

3 weeks agoArts : Modern Art Notes

Despite Gould’s split-the-difference approach – science and religion as “non-overlapping magisteria” – “The fact is that religion and science do overlap in people’s minds, in their life choices, in the difficult moral challenges society faces. To strictly deny the power of religion in the world, with billions following a diversity of faiths, is also terribly […]

“Offering a new standard for gerrymandering to the Supreme Court”

Sam Wang: Today, I filed a friend-of-the-court brief in the Harris v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission case (S. Ct. 14-232). The brief can be found here. In it, I argue that the Supreme Court should reject Harris’s case on the … Continue reading ?

Atheist Billboards Mocking 'Cracker' Jesus Banned in Australia

Billboards that promote atheist author Sam Harris' upcoming tour in Australia by attacking the Catholic Church have been banned.

Daniel Craig + Sam Smith Dress Up for London ‘Spectre’ Premiere

Spectre had quite the London premiere with Prince William, his wife Kate Middleton and Prince Harry in attendance at the Royal Albert Hall. Daniel Craig and Sam Smith cleaned up for the red carpet, donning dapper evening wear. Taking...Show More Summary

Thought-Provoking Billboards for Sam Harris Events Rejected in Australia

Sam Harris will be speaking in Australia this January for a group called Think Inc., and advertising has already begun. The group created billboards featuring lines from some of Harris' books... only to have them rejected for being too discriminatory.Here are the billboards. Good luck trying to figure out who's being discriminated against.

Rihanna Shocks With A Surprise Performance To Close The We Can Survive Concert! Watch Some Of The Star-Studded Highlights HERE!

As if Saturday night's We Can Survive concert in Hollywood didn't have enough big names! After performances by 5 Seconds of Summer, Demi Lovato, Nick Jonas, Sam Smith, Maroon 5, Calvin Harris, and The Weeknd, the well-sated crowd was treated to dessert in the form of… Rihanna! Related: Rihanna's Former Publicist Confesses To Starting Jay Z Cheating Rumors The [...]

The Latest Compilation of Sam Harris’ Best Arguments and Comebacks

Here's the latest compilation of Sam Harris' best arguments and comebacks.

On Saying I Don't Know - I Wonder

I was browsing some of my favourite websites late last night from the wonderful Brain Pickings to the straight talking sage Sam Harris and I read so much that my brain was beginning to hurt. At these moments (which appear to be happening...Show More Summary

What Happened When Sam Harris Tried (and Failed) to Embarrass Noam Chomsky

Chomsky's self-appointed antagonist is more off-base and offensive than many realize. In April 2015, Sam Harris—an author, neuroscientist and self-appointed provocateur—persuaded Noam Chomsky to participate in a private email exchange. Show More Summary

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