All Blog Posts Tagged 'Harris' (18)

Atheism is Not a Philosophy

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There is a lot that I don't agree with Sam Harris on. I have always loved his 'atheism is not a philosophy' quote though. He wrote it in Letter to a Christian Nation. I have met quite a few atheists and I certainly don't agree with them on everything. Hell, Irish and I don't even share the same exact…

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Added by M.M.J. Gregory on June 10, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments

An Atheist and Spirituality

I've been thinking lately about spirituality. No, I'm not suggesting I am about to join a cult, take up tantric meditation or go on a vision quest. What I have been wondering is, is there any basis or evidence for a spiritual or metaphysical part of human existence?



Firstly, I think we need to define what it is we mean by "spirituality". If it means we are all inhabited by everlasting souls, that our existence on earth is a stepping-stone to the afterlife, or that our personalities… Continue

Added by Martin Pribble on August 9, 2011 at 5:31am — No Comments

Sam Harris - Christian Terrorism and Islamophobia

http://www.samharris.org/blog/item/christian-terrorism-and-islamophobia/

Christian Terrorism and Islamophobia

by Sam Harris

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At certain points near the extremity of human evil it becomes difficult, and perhaps pointless, to make ethical…

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Added by Sassan K. on July 25, 2011 at 11:30pm — 2 Comments

A beautiful summation of Atheism

First off, very little of this will be in my own words, but in the words of Sam Harris. This is basically a transcript of the opening speech that Sam gave in a debate about religion. I know that if I tried I could not put it more beautifully, simply or more elegantly than he did. If I was tempted to call anything the poetry of rational arguments, this would be it.

Please don’t view this as an attack on what you believe – it’s not meant to be mean spirited. Picture as you read this,…

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Added by Aaron LaBrash on May 12, 2011 at 3:40pm — No Comments

A fool hath said in his heart…

from Martin Pribble

1The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.2The LORD looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God.

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They are all gone aside,…

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Added by Martin Pribble on March 30, 2011 at 7:25pm — No Comments

Faith and Reason: One Way or the Highway?

I thought this might be a good place for my last blog entry from http://www.commonground.net. So, here are some of my thoughts on faith and reason.



Another Common Ground blogger, Ian Kluge, directed our attention to the new atheists position that there is an inherent and irreconcilable conflict between faith and reason.



Christopher Hitchens sums up their position this way: “All attempts to reconcile faith…

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Added by Maya Bohnhoff on December 3, 2010 at 2:00pm — 5 Comments

"Nietzsche and the Death of God" from Martin S Pribble

From Martin S Pribble





"God is dead. God remains dead. And we have killed him. How shall we comfort ourselves, the murderers of all murderers? What was holiest and mightiest of all that the world has yet owned has bled to death under our knives: who will wipe this blood off us? What water is there for us to clean…

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Added by Martin Pribble on November 10, 2010 at 7:41pm — 4 Comments

'The "New Atheism" is not new at all' - from Martin S Pribble blog

from Martin S Pribble blog



I have too many things floating around my head right now to make a real point with this blog entry, so bear with me while I go on a cathartic rant.



I have recently seen a lot of criticisms about the "New Atheist Movement" saying it's disruptive and threatens to destroy society and all it holds dear. Some even say it will cause the end of the world. Most of the criticism is aimed at the so-called… Continue

Added by Martin Pribble on October 27, 2010 at 7:43pm — No Comments

"Science is irreconcilable with religion" from Atheist Climber blog

from Atheist Climber blog



There are people who claim that science and religion can exist side-by-side, one asking the "how" questions (science) and the other asking the "why" questions (religion). I'd like to say I disagree with this stance, and for a few simple reasons.…



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Added by Martin Pribble on October 7, 2010 at 10:09pm — No Comments

"Science is irreconcilable with religion" from Atheist Climber blog

from Atheist Climber blog



There are people who claim that science and religion can exist side-by-side, one asking the "how" questions (science) and the other asking the "why" questions (religion). I'd like to say I disagree with this stance, and for a few simple reasons.…



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Added by Martin Pribble on October 7, 2010 at 10:09pm — No Comments

"Atheist Climber Prominent People Project" from Atheist Climber blog

from Atheist Climber blog


Atheist Climber Blog is turning One year old on October 10! Yay! And I remember like yesterday thinking "Do I have anything to write about? Will anyone care? Will anyone read it?" I just wish I had taken more baby photos!



Well you have all spoken to me by visiting and commenting on my blog. My measure of… Continue

Added by Martin Pribble on September 26, 2010 at 8:02pm — 1 Comment

"The Bible Is Not A Historical Textbook" from Atheist Climber blog



I'm scared for the future of Australia, and I'll tell you why.



Recently I have been reading reports of education in Queensland that sugest that people who believe the logical fallacies of the Bible have been teaching biblical writings as historical fact. I don't need to break the bible down piece by piece to show you why it is… Continue

Added by Martin Pribble on August 9, 2010 at 10:37pm — 1 Comment

“Don’t be a dick”? Sometimes we need to…



I have no idea what Bad Astronomer Phil Plait said at TAM 8, I was not there, in fact I am on the other side of the world right now. But the news I got is that Phil was trying to put forward the position that being overtly aggressive when addressing any kind of wrongly… Continue

Added by Martin Pribble on July 11, 2010 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

"Science vs Religion?" from Atheist Climber blog

From Atheist Climber Blog

... or "Can Science Have a Positive Effect on Religion and Culture to Help Answer Questions of Morality?"

My previous blog Sam Harris: Science can answer moral… Continue

Added by Martin Pribble on June 16, 2010 at 8:02pm — No Comments

"Don't call me an Atheist!" from Atheist Climber blog



I have always been atheist. I was born without god and have never found that I have ever needed a god in my life. And it would seem as time goes on, that I have been drawn toward people who share the same opinions about religion as I do, mostly without ever having discussed it, or at least having barely touched on the subject. I had never called myself… Continue

Added by Martin Pribble on June 8, 2010 at 12:03am — 16 Comments

The Strange Case of Francis Collins

Posted August 5, 2009



by: Sam Harris (www.reasonproject.org)



It is widely claimed that there can be no conflict, in principle, between science and religion because many scientists are themselves “religious,” and some even believe in the God of Abraham and in the truth of ancient miracles. Even religious extremists value some of the products of science—antibiotics, computers, bombs, etc.—and these seeds of inquisitiveness, we are told, can be patiently nurtured in a way… Continue

Added by Cara Coleen on August 7, 2009 at 4:08am — 2 Comments

Sam Singleton Atheist Evangelist Absolves Christian Sins of Condescension, Presumption, and Bone-Headedness

Bother Sam has long since lost track of how many times somebody, usually a member of the Singleton clan, has said to him something along the lines of, “I refuse to believe that you are an atheist. You say you’re an atheist, but deep down you must still know that there’s a God.” And sometimes they append that last bit with “And he loves you.” It is at that point that BS typically has to excuse himself long to enough to retch up his breakfast grits. So in the blessed spirit of godly… Continue

Added by Sam Singleton Atheist Evangelist on April 21, 2009 at 4:10pm — 3 Comments

Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, Sam Harris and Christopher Hitchens in unmoderated 2-hour discussion.

Look how easy it was to paste two video's in.



Hour 1…



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Added by Sophie on April 2, 2009 at 2:45pm — 1 Comment

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