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What Sam Harris asks for, Sam Harris receives. He put out a challenge to video editors to make a video for his speech on morality, and it was as if he was talking directly to me. I thank the all mighty non-existent God that people like Sam are willing and able to concisely and with devastating impact put forward the argument against religion. His voice and his ideas are LONG overdue and severely needed.
Video by Devon Tracey
A month ago, Sam Harris posted on his website an audio excerpt from one of his debates. It’s a popular excerpt, where he talks about the flimsy morality of God. Harris gave his readers permission to turn that excerpt into a video and Devon Tracey came through with this very nice visual representation of a powerful speech
…the sooner we will stop relying or believing some imaginary madman will take care of us either here or in an afterlife…
He keeps blaming god for the worlds ills but really people are the ones responsible for those horrors.
But his conclusion is there is no spirit world, right?
He's not blaming a being he doesn't believe exists! He's merely illustrating how immoral that being would be if he did exist as the faithful believe.
The "faithful" don't have a clue what they are worshipping.
If the religious folk really understand their "word" they would read in there that the "creator" said lets make man in our image. The creator isn't that special you see. Just maybe more advanced
…but every fiber of my being calls bullcrap on an all-knowing all loving all powerful being having any hand in our religious books.
Are you alluding to alien intervention? That Yahweh is really an advanced alien?
Some propositions are so dangerous that it may even be ethical to kill people for believing them.
-- Sam Harris, The End of Faith
The link between belief and behavior raises the stakes considerably. Some propositions are so dangerous that it may even be ethical to kill people for believing them. This may seem an extraordinary claim, but it merely enunciates an ordinary fact about the world in which we live. Certain beliefs place their adherents beyond the reach of every peaceful means of persuasion, while inspiring them to commit acts of extraordinary violence against others. There is, in fact, no talking to some people. If they cannot be captured, and they often cannot, otherwise tolerant people may be justified in killing them in self-defense. This is what the United States attempted in Afghanistan, and it is what we and other Western powers are bound to attempt, at an even greater cost to ourselves and to innocents abroad, elsewhere in the Muslim world. We will continue to spill blood in what is, at bottom, a war of ideas.edit on 2-12-2013 by Lucid Lunacy because: (no reason given)
With Harris the unholy trinity of recent Atheism is complete.