The View From The End Of The World with Sam Harris.
With gentle demeanor and tight argument, Sam Harris carried an overflow audience into the core of one of the crucial issues of our time: What makes some religions lethal? How do they employ aggressive irrationality to justify threatening and controlling non-believers as well as believers? What should be our response?- The Long Now Foundation
Sam Harris is an American non-fiction author, and CEO of Project Reason. He received a Ph.D. in neuroscience from UCLA, and is a graduate in philosophy from Stanford University. He has studied both Eastern and Western religious traditions, along with a variety of contemplative disciplines, for twenty years. He is a proponent of scientific skepticism and is the author of The End of Faith (2004), which won the 2005 PEN/Martha Albrand Award, Letter to a Christian Nation (2006), a rejoinder to criticism of his first book, and The Moral Landscape (2010).
Sam Harris, author of The Moral Landscape: How Science Can Determine Human Values, argues that by denying contraception during the AIDS epidemic in Africa, the Catholic Church acted unethically and irresponsibly.
Sorry I forgot In the sixties, the Buddhist in Vietnam would sit down, pour gasoline on themselves and human torch. So all societies at one time or another suicide was the path. Equality in death is a Islamic cultural trait. Christians equality in suffering, everyone suffers once in a while. Hindu-Buddhist, equality in silence, we are all equal in silent meditation, Jews like Sam say that everyone is born unknowing , therefore ignorance at birth is equality, your automatic purpose in life is to know. thanks
Thanks Fora and the long now foundation, Sam forgot that Iranian President is a Holocaust denier.
Pres Abbas for Palestinians, his masters thesis was, Holocaust never happened, because you couldn´t kill that many people in that short period of time.
Both these Shiíte muslims beleive the prophets Jesus, Moses, Husain will come back to guide Humanity but not until everyone becomes a muslim or a Christian. Faith is beleif and seeing is beleiving, what you see is what you get. Reality has nowhere to stand.
Sam Harris is a brilliant, naturalistic prophet. I admire his clarity.
For someone as conspicuously rational as Sam, it's ironic that he has such a commonplace name---Sam Harris. He ought to be named Col. J. Beauregard Pennyworth, EdD, DDv, PhD,BPOE, HMO, HTML
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