Tag Archives: sam harris

August 11 in freethought history…

August 11, 1833 - American politician, attorney and freethought lecturer Robert Green Ingersoll is born in Dresden, NY. Dubbed “the Great Agnostic,” Ingersoll was one of the most famous Americans of the 19th century. He lectured widely in favor of women’s rights … Continue reading

Posted in agnosticism, biography, freethought, hinduism, history, humanism, international freethought, politics | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Podcast #211 – Affleck vs Harris vs Aslan vs Maher

Ben Affleck’s cable-TV clash with Bill Maher and Sam Harris over liberalism and its (lack of) cricitism of Islam overlaps with Reza Aslan‘s recent criticisms of Maher and Harris. Is Islam a religion of peace hijacked by a handful of extremists, … Continue reading

Posted in atheism, gay rights, islam, religious rights | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Podcast #210 – Waking Up

We discuss Sam Harris’s new book Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion Waking Up is available September 9, 2014 in hardcover, for Kindle, and as an audiobook. For more about Sam Harris visit SamHarris.org. To listen to this episode click here.

Posted in books, buddhism, medical research, new age, podcast, religion | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Waking Up, Conclusion

Chapter-by-Chapter thoughts on Sam Harris’s Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion [Waking Up is available September 9, 2014 in hardcover, for Kindle, and as an audiobook. For more about Sam Harris visit SamHarris.org.] On the very day I’m writing this, the last installment, Sam Harris’s … Continue reading

Posted in books, medical research, religion | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Waking Up, Chapter 5: Gurus, Death, Drugs and Other Puzzles

Chapter-by-Chapter thoughts on Sam Harris’s Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion [Waking Up is available September 9, 2014 in hardcover, for Kindle, and as an audiobook. For more about Sam Harris visit SamHarris.org.] Harris offers an overview of the challenge of finding a suitable spiritual … Continue reading

Posted in books, buddhism, medical research, science | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Waking Up, Chapter 4: Meditation

Chapter-by-Chapter thoughts on Sam Harris’s Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion [Waking Up is available September 9, 2014 in hardcover, for Kindle, and as an audiobook. For more about Sam Harris visit SamHarris.org.] So what good does meditation do us? Harris stated earlier that meditation … Continue reading

Posted in books, buddhism, science | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Waking Up, Chapter 3: The Riddle of the Self

Chapter-by-Chapter thoughts on Sam Harris’s Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion [Waking Up is available September 9, 2014 in hardcover, for Kindle, and as an audiobook. For more about Sam Harris visit SamHarris.org.] Harris begins by describing a blissfull experience he once had near the … Continue reading

Posted in books, buddhism, medical research | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Waking Up, Chapter 2: The Mystery of Consciousness

Chapter-by-Chapter thoughts on Sam Harris’s Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion [Waking Up is available September 9, 2014 in hardcover, for Kindle, and as an audiobook. For more about Sam Harris visit SamHarris.org.] If we are going to look inward at our … Continue reading

Posted in books, medical research, science | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Waking Up, Chapter 1: Spirituality

Chapter-by-Chapter thoughts on Sam Harris’s Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion [Waking Up is available September 9, 2014 in hardcover, for Kindle, and as an audiobook. For more about Sam Harris visit SamHarris.org.] From time to time, one … Continue reading

Posted in books, religion, science | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

The Sam Harris Nightline Interview

Posted in atheism, books, ethics, interviews, religion, science, television | Tagged , , | Leave a comment