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Saturday, January 07, 2006

Faith and Reason

Sam Harris, author of "The End of Faith", from a talk on CSPAN...

"In the west we are standing on the shoulders of dwarves, contemplatively speaking."
From his web site...
Harris argues that in the presence of weapons of mass destruction, we can no longer expect to survive our religious differences indefinitely. Most controversially, he maintains that “moderation” in religion poses considerable dangers of its own: as the accommodation we have made to religious faith in our society now blinds us to the role that faith plays in perpetuating human conflict. While warning against the encroachment of organized religion into world politics, Harris draws on insights from neuroscience, philosophy, and Eastern mysticism in an attempt to provide a truly modern foundation for our ethics and our search for spiritual experience.

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