Last night US President Barack Obama addressed Americans on TV to inform them how the US will engage in the elimination of ISIL (aka IS, ISIS), the Sunni jihadist group that has proclaimed itself a caliphate and has its sights set on conquering most of the Muslim inhabited regions in the … Continue reading
Sam Harris has included Chapter One of his new book, Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion, both as a sound file and text, on his blog. I ordered the special edition version of the book & I’m looking forward to reading Sam Harris’s position on spirituality without religion. … Continue reading
A Facebook friend recommends a Prospect Magazine article by Jeff McMahan: “Gaza: Is Israel fighting a just war?” Here is an article that takes the concept of proportionality advanced by Sam Harris on the subject but comes to a different conclusion. This post is meant to stimulate . . . … Continue reading
People are talking about Sam Harris’ explanation for why he doesn’t criticize Israel. Listen to the podcast, or read the transcript on Sam Harris’ website:
I don’t always agree with Sam Harris. You don’t have to either. But you should be ready to listen.
Personally, the word “spiritual” makes me cringe. Although I understand its completely secular etymology from the Latin noun, spiritus, “breath”, when I hear it, various images enter my mind uninvited: unicorns, Deepak Chopra and those annoying Jesus messages religious relatives post on Facebook on Sundays. However, with Sam Harris’s new book, … Continue reading