Friday, February 26, 2010

Sam Harris picks a fight with God (as usual)

Actually, of all the major "new atheists," I hold out the most hope for Harris - that his work in neuroscience and his dabbling in meditation might reveal the complexity of subjective states.

Sam Harris picks a fight with God

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Feb. 12, 2010

According to the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life, an amazing 92% of Americans believe in God or a universal spirit—even one in five of self-identified atheists believe in a higher power. Ardent secularist Sam Harris isn’t deterred by those numbers, and in fact has made it his life’s mission to force the faithful to question their religious faith—Harris would even argue that the future of civilization is dependent on it. Questioning commonly held assertions and wisdom found in the Bible; seeking out debates with theologists across the spectrum, from Judaism to Christianity to Islam; and all but picking a fight with God, Sam Harris takes his secular crusade to Patt’s microphone.

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Guest:

Sam Harris, co-founder & CEO of The Reason Project; neuroscience researcher; author of “The End of Faith” & “Letter to a Christian Nation”

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