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Reza Aslan Claims Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris Are 'New Atheists,' Don't Represent True Atheism

Reza Aslan, author of the controversial nonfiction work "Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth," said in a recent column that atheist public figures like Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris and Bill Maher don't accurately represent atheism.

Reza Aslan: Sam Harris and “New Atheists” aren’t new, aren’t even atheists

EXCLUSIVE: Renowned scholar calls Harris, Dawkins anti-theists, and as dogmatic, fundamentalist as true believers

A Review of Sam Harris’s new book "Waking Up: A guide to spirituality without religion"

A Few Words Upfront: I had Sam’s new book lounging around downlist on my Kindle when I read Chris Dierkes’s strident objection to The Great Sam in his Soul Interpreter blog. The (usually) Great NellaLou, who blogs Smiling Buddha Cabaret,...Show More Summary

Why This Pakistani Blogger Called Ben Affleck a Stifler

Last month, Be Affleck and Bill Maher -- joined at a roundtable by Sam Harris, Nicholas Kristof, and Michael Steele -- fiercely battled the merits of Islam. At its core, it demonstrated how we can't even agree on whether there's a problem...Show More Summary

Enlightenment Values

The whole point of this poorly argued, logic chopping article by Andrew Brown in The Guardian seems to lie in the penultimate paragraph where he claims that Sam Harris is on some kind of par with Joseph Stalin and Chairman Mao. Which...Show More Summary

Criticizing an Idea

The primary defense that Bill Maher and Sam Harris use against the charge of bigotry against their assertions against Islam is that it is permissible to criticize an idea. "Islam is an idea, not a race." Well, yes. That's true. However, not all criticisms of ideas are equal. Show More Summary

Harry Styles May Have Just Revealed He’s Bisexual

3 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Queerty

Harry Styles of One Direction has had his fair share of gay rumors, and he doesn’t seem to care one bit. In fact, it’s almost like he wants people to question him. There’s the Michael Sam jersey, that kiss with James Corden and all sorts of interpretable behavior. The uncertainty has even led to some amazing arguments […]

Harris to Zakaria: 'Islam Has Been Spread by the Sword for Over 1,000 Years'

Sunday morning on CNN’s “Fareed Zakaria GPS,” Zakaria hosted author Sam Harris for a follow-up discussion about Harris’ appearance last month on “Real Time with Bill Maher,” where Harris had said that “Islam is the mother lode of bad ideas.” “Clearly Islam has a problem today,” Zakaria said. Show More Summary

Sam Harris: It’s not about politics — ‘Islam was spread by the sword for 1,000 years’

3 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

On Sunday, Fareed Zakaria spoke to Sam Harris, the CEO of Project Reason, about recent claims of his concerning Islam. “On Bill Maher’s HBO show,” Zakaria began, Harris said that “‘Islam at the moment is the mother lode of bad ideas.’ He went on to say that more...

Upstarts to watch: The women’s startup maven, the energy drink entrepreneur, and the co-working cofounder

U pstarts profiled in the pages of the Business Journals who caught our eye: Sam Levin, who's leveraged relationships at Oracle to grow his business; Donna Harris, the co-founder of hot Washington co-working space 1776; Ari Horie, who...Show More Summary

How 'Star Search' Champ Sam Harris Hid His Sexuality In The '80s: 'It Was Messed Up' (VIDEO)

Before "The Voice" and "American Idol," there was "Star Search." Celebrities like Beyonce, Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears all appeared on the classic talent competition back in the '80s -- and, as many know, they lost. It was a...Show More Summary

Neo-Atheism Attacks: Thoughts on Cenk Uygur / Sam Harris Discussion on Religious Violence in Islam

Background The latest round of neo-atheist criticisms leveled at our faith that have gone viral in past weeks have come from comedian Bill Maher and neuroscientist Sam Harris while the most prominent responses have come from Reza Aslan,...Show More Summary

Book Club: Waking Up The Buddha

Our first installment of reader commentary on Sam Harris’ Waking Up addressed the question of the self’s existence – or lack thereof. More emails along those lines here and here. Many of the following do the same, while offering clarifications and critiques from a Buddhist perspective. The first reader emphasizes the practical effects of rejecting […]

Book Club: Does The Self Exist? Ctd

A reader flags the long podcast seen above: I started reading Waking Up after watching Sam Harris on Joe Rogan’s podcast. In it, Harris recounts his case against free will and mentioned that he thought that the self was an illusion. I am sympathetic to that view and in a manner believe it to be […]

Sam Harris Almost Understands The Self

It’s easy to get angry when listening to Sam Harris, a stubborn young philosopher who recently made headlines for joining Bill Maher to condemn the entire religion of Islam on TV (Ben Affleck took the smarter side in this debate). Sam...Show More Summary

Is Islam Violent? Atheist Sam Harris, Islamism Apologist Cenk Uygur Face-Off

Atheist Sam Harris and Islamism apologist Cenk Uygur engaged in a face-off debate on Uygur's cable show, The Young Turks, over whether or not Islam is violent. During the three-hour debate, Uygur accused Harris of being biased against Islam. Show More Summary

The Young Turks Experiment With Exclusive Content for Members

In the wake of the Bill Maher and Ben Affleck debate on radical Islam on “Real Time With Bill Maher” a few weeks ago, The Young Turks streamed an interview between Cenk Uygur and Sam Harris last night, author of Project Reason and another at the desk during that “Real Time” discussion. Show More Summary

Sam Harris Discusses His Beliefs with Cenk Uygur for Three Hours

Yesterday, Sam Harris sat down with The Young Turks' Cenk Uygur to discuss their philosophies, disagreements about Islam, and so much more. It's a three-hour discussion, so it might be worth saving until the weekend.(Fun fact: Harris says around the 10:00 mark: "I don't want to stay here long." Heh.)

“I Know It's Not P.C. But...”

Photo courtesy of National Nuclear Security Administration/Wikimedia The #GamerGate fiasco and the fallout from the Ben Affleck/Sam Harris Islam showdown on RealTime with Bill Maher starkly illustrate the closing of the white male mind,...Show More Summary

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