Posts Tagged ‘ Sam Harris ’

Author, Skeptic Opens Dialogue With Christians

April 15, 2013
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Author Guy P. Harrison

Author Guy P. Harrison

Guy P. Harrison Seeks Mutual Understanding and Honest Conversation With His New Book

I’m pleased to welcome author Guy P. Harrison back to the podcast to talk about his new book, 50 Simple Questions for Every Christian. I spoke to him a year ago about his previous book, 50 Popular Beliefs That People Think are True. Harrison’s writing focuses primarily on science and skepticism. He’s held numerous positions in the news industry, including editorial writer, world news editor, sports editor, photographer, page designer, and columnist. His new book is not intended to be argumentative or disrespectful, but to promote dialogue and understanding. Harrison asks questions such as, “What is the born-again experience?” “Why would God want to sacrifice his only son for the world?” “Do miracles really happen?” “How reliable is the Bible?” “What is the rapture?” and, “Why isn’t everyone a Christian?” Harrison follows each question with thoughtful analysis. Throughout the book Harrison takes care never to condescend or treat the reader poorly.

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Listen to my audio commentary titled, Islamohysteria: The Misguided Attacks on Sam Harris, at the end of this podcast starting at the 41:22 mark.

Click here to read On Islamophobia and Libels, by Sam Harris, and here to read Greenwald and Hussain on Sam Harris and Racism, by Robby Bensinger

Those ‘Unreasonable’ New Atheists

March 28, 2012
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Reason is a common theme in the skeptical community. For instance, several atheist groups held the Reason Rally this last weekend in Washington D.C., billed as the largest secular event in history. Author and Neuroscientist Sam Harris, one of the “Four Horsemen” of the new atheism movement, is founder and…

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Sam Harris Destroys Free Will in Short Book; I Await Future

March 17, 2012
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Sam Harris

Sam Harris has taken away my free will, and I’m not happy about it. Just what in the deuce does this man think he’s doing? You’re all familiar with Harris, aren’t you. He earned a degree in philosophy from Stanford University and a PhD in neuroscience from UCLA. He has…

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Me of Little Faith: 3 Quotes

February 22, 2012
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The MG

Faith is the surrender of the mind; it’s the surrender of reason, it’s the surrender of the only thing that makes us different from other mammals. It’s our need to believe, and to surrender our skepticism and our reason, our yearning to discard that and put all our trust or…

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The Myth of the “Angry Atheist”

January 10, 2012
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The Myth of the “Angry Atheist”

For the record, I get angry sometimes. I’m only human, after all. It has nothing to do with the fact that I don’t believe in god. I’m sure the so-call “Four Horseman” or “New Atheists,” as Daniel Dennett, Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins, and the recently deceased Christopher Hitchens, are called,…

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In Praise of Powell’s City of Books

December 27, 2011
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Never one to let my better judgement get the best of me, I went shopping the day after Christmas. Just 24 hours earlier I had my arm shoved to the shoulder into my Christmas stocking, out of which I pulled a gift card from my youngest son to Powell’s City…

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Book Review: The Moral Landscape

September 20, 2011
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Book Review: The Moral Landscape

In his book The Moral Landscape, published in 2010, author Sam Harris challenged the long-held belief that relegates science to answering questions about the physical universe, and religion to concerns of meaning, values and morality. Harris claims that this separation is false and asserts the supremacy of science as a…

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Sam Harris Reflects on 9/11

September 9, 2011
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I’m a big fan of author and neuroscientist Sam Harris. I will suggest you read anything he has written before I suggest anything else, and I’ve referenced him a few times in earlier posts. He has a brief reflection on the Sept. 11, 2001 tragedy, and you can read it…

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