Morality is one of the greatest challenges for modernity.
Every benign religion, every religion that’s actually helping somebody sometimes could be functioning like a placebo. It could be totally barren of content and still useful in certain circumstances.
Secular fundamentalism is a play on words.
Religion does not teach grief, Harris says.
We are misled by the very term “religion," argues Sam Harris. Religion was simply the discourse humans used when all causes in the universe were opaque.
Converging on a common project in a non-divisive, something religion does infrequently.
Harris believes that certainty is a false goal.
Harris believes faith is healthy and necessary.
9/11 sparked Harris's interest in religion, and his journey to atheism.
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