Source: Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion, p. 3.
This blog is about lack of belief of all kinds, and atheism in particular. It's run by a team of skeptics from across the USA.
Sam Harris has already written these books, all of which I have read:
- The End of Faith
- Letter to a Christian Nation
- The Moral Landscape: How Science Can Determine Human Values
- Free Will
This month (September 2014), he has a new book coming out. It’s called Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality without Religion. I have already pre-ordered it on Amazon, and am looking forward to its arrival.
The link above is to a book review of Waking Up which was published in The New York Times, on August 31.
It is a common mistake for skeptics, such as myself, to focus too much attention on religion. (To see the rest of this post, simply follow the link above.)
The U.S. is the last remaining highly developed country that hasn’t abandoned this problematic belief
From the article: ”Isn’t it time to save the South from itself, and/or to save America from the South? These studies and the current political zeitgeist remind us that it’s the religious South that continues to hold the country in some kind of 1860s time warp. While the more secular America is trying to deal intelligently with real problems — taxes, spending, environment, healthcare, education, inequality, and poverty – the South is rooted in religious fanaticism, ancient grudges and demagoguery.”
Over the millennia, religion has done much harm, in myriad ways. Of the major world religions, the one that places the greatest emphasis on forgiveness is, to my knowledge, Christianity. This was a…
For the rest of this blog-post from WordPress about the harmful effects of forgiveness, please follow the link.
I thought it would spice up the blog a bit. What do you think?