In keeping with his media manipulation savviness—whereby he and his fellow New Atheists have become instant celebrities—Sam Harris sent out an email stating:
While I would never presume to recommend that you buy a copy of my new book, please know that IF you intend to do so, you could help it come to the attention of many more readers by making your purchase between now and October 10th.
Timing is important because the first week's sales of a book can now determine its future (i.e., how many copies book stores order, whether it appears on best seller lists, etc.)
Well kids, get your highlighters out as Sam Harris is publishing a new book. By the way, the aka is of my own making. Why? Because his new book, The Moral Landscape is about, as the subtitle states, “How Science Can Determine Human Values.”
Before getting into Sam Harris’ own description let us note that with friends like Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris needs no enemies. Note what Dawkins wrote,
“Philosophers of the caliber of Nietzsche made the effort
to understand what animates genuine religious belief…
These days, philosophical acumen has been replaced
by cheap jokes about the sexuality of nuns”
Atheists have often admitted that their claimed concern for the free choice and free thought of children is a front for attempting to convert them to atheism.
They also admit to writing atheism propaganda in the guise of children’s “fiction” (evidenced here and here and much, much more here).
Indeed, these are the go to guys if you want to learn how to manipulate your audience’s emotions by misusing, misinterpreting, misapplying, mishandling and misunderstanding the Bible’s contents, concepts and contexts and thereby take texts out of context to make pretexts for prooftexts.
Barack Obama’s administration’s House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), is making statements in keeping with advancing theocracy in North American government—again.
I term is theocracy because as per her previous statements and the response of watchdog (or, is it watchgod) groups who keep a close, sharp and keen eye on any hint at a breaking of the non-Constitutional separation of church and state.
Various interesting point came about from the panel discussion titled, “Does God Have a Future?”
Deepak Chopra; new age guru and endocrinologist (can you imagine if he married Oprah Winfrey? She would be Oprah Chopra—for info on Oprah see here and here).
Jean Houston; scholar, philosopher and researcher. Michael Shermer; editor of Skeptic magazine.
This is a ten part essay which seeks to respond to Sam Harris' article Ten Myths, Truths About Atheism (Los Angeles Times, Wednesday, December 27, 2006). In his article, which is enumerated from one to ten, he lists the "myth" and responds with the "truth." Therefore, following his format, we likewise have enumerated the myths and responded to his truth claims.
True Freethinker now presents various famous atheist quotes, not so famous atheist quotes and infamous atheist quotes and, for good measure, a few quotes about atheists and atheism by non-atheists (aatheists?)
Below are some choice quotes by Sam Harris (and a couple about Sam Harris).
This post may grow if and when I can manage to stomach tainting my mind by calling into remembrance the vast amounts of Sam Harris' bio-chemically educed brain secretions expressed as writing that I have read or if anyone places some good quotes into the comments section. About Sam Harris:
True Freethinker will now consider that claiming to base their comments on the very latest astronomical data, some atheists argue that humanity is, on a cosmic scale, insignificant. Following are some examples of this sentiment:
Dr. Steve Weinberg,
The more the universe seems comprehensible, the more it also seems pointless.