0c4cac31b71cad3d7556247d0a8f675900013704

Every now and then, like an undigested kernel of corn, Sam Harris gets something right. In fact, the more reasonable a society can be, the better off it will be. The only problem is when people do not want to be reasonable. Sam Harris is one of them.

Harris rails against religious behavior as if it is truly wrong. He thinks that there is much trouble in this world due to religion. He acts as if these wrongs are more than just personal feelings but something that has to be fixed once and for all.

In this video, C-SPAN tackled the history about the 1920s Culture and Society

He has two options about these feelings. Either they are only feelings which evolved over the billions of years but do not truly connect to anything outside the person or there is something truly objectively wrong.

But on the basis of his atheism, he has no way to get to an objective wrong, for example torturing babies. All he can do is count up the number of people who have the same response as he does. But what about the one person who thinks it is right? Is that person wrong to think that baby torture is right? How can Sam impose his morality on that one person?

Pages: 1 2