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We are currently undergoing maintainence, please come back soon. American author, philosopher, neuroscientist, critic of religion, blogger, public intellectual, and podcast host. Martha Albrand Award for First Nonfiction and remained on The New York Times Best Seller list for 33 weeks. The experience led him to be interested in the idea that he might be able to achieve spiritual insights without the use of drugs.
Harris states that religion contains bad ideas, calling it “one of the most perverse misuses of intelligence we have ever devised”. He compares modern religious beliefs to the myths of the Ancient Greeks, which were once accepted as fact but which are obsolete today. Harris advocates a benign, noncoercive, corrective form of intolerance, distinguishing it from historic religious persecution.
He promotes a conversational intolerance, in which personal convictions are scaled against evidence, and where intellectual honesty is demanded equally in religious views and non-religious views. Harris considers Islam to be “especially belligerent and inimical to the norms of civil discourse”, relative to other world religions. He asserts that the “dogmatic commitment to using violence to defend one’s faith, both from within and without” to varying degrees, is a central Islamic doctrine that is found in few other religions to the same degree, and that “this difference has consequences in the real world.
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