Just finished posting a tripartite essay on the odd fact surrounding the proxy baptism for the dead by the Mormons (LDS church) of Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin, the Buddha, and many others including Jewish victims of the Holocaust.
The following are selections from an essay by Boris Talantov entitled, The Moscow Patriarchate and Sergianism (italics in original). “On June 12, 1969, Boris Talantov was arrested, and on September 3 he was sentenced to two years in prison for ‘anti-Soviet activities.’ He died in prison on January 4, 1971” “for having written these and similar texts.”
Via this link you can download the audio book "The Communist Manifesto" by Karl Marx (1818-1883 AD) and Friedrich Engels (1820-1895 AD)
The order, titles and audio length of which I provide below.
"We are here because one odd group of fishes had a peculiar fin anatomy that could transform into legs for terrestrial creatures; because the earth never froze entirely during an ice age; because a small and tenuous species, arising in Africa a quarter of a million years ago, has managed, so far, to survive by hook and by crook. We may yearn for a 'higher' answer - but none exists" -Stephen Jay Gould
On the top of Sam Harris' website's current (at least as of 10-23-08) front page five articles are listed. One of them is Asking the Right God Questions by Gregory Rodriguez. In a political season when we learn, as we have so many times before, that polls can be loaded so as to lean the results in a particular direction Sam Harris appears to have been impressed by the study discussed by Rodriguez as he writes:
I perceive that Professor of Philosophy Daniel Dennett is a pretty bright personage (pun intended). Unfortunately, when he gets into the neo-atheist mindset he appears to lose his wits, his cool and his erudition as a professor of philosophy.