Quote of the Day #29

Sam Harris

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“As a source of objective morality, the Bible is one of the worst books we have. It might be the very worse, in fact if we didn’t also have the Qur’an.” Continue reading “Quote of the Day #29”

Mere Atheism

The most reasonable position is non-belief

I took the title of this piece from C. S. Lewis’ famous defence of belief – Mere Christianity. Lewis is most famous for his Narnia stories – a thinly-veiled retelling of Christian myths, with Aslan the Lion standing in for the Jesus of Nazareth character. Karl Marx famously described religion as the “opium of the people” although modern day radical Islam is more like crack cocaine. Lewis’ Anglican Christianity is like a nice cup of tea. All religions fail the basic test of reasonableness – there is not a scrap of evidence for the claims they make. I would contend that the most reasonable position any reasonable person can take is not to believe in any religion. Continue reading “Mere Atheism”

Quote of the Day #19

Sam Harris

“These people are part of what Maajid Nawaz has termed the “regressive Left” – pseudo-liberals who are so blinded by identity politics that they reliably take the side of the backward mob over one of its victims. Rather than protect individual women, apostates, intellectuals, cartoonists, novelists and true liberals from the intolerance of religious imbeciles, they protect theocrats from criticism.” Continue reading “Quote of the Day #19”