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salvorhardin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-11-06 11:51 AM
Response to Reply #44
46. I didn't realize Harris was a mystic
Edited on Tue Apr-11-06 11:53 AM by salvorhardin
Now I'm really starting to dislike the guy.
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  -Let's talk about Sam Harris's End of Faith. Ladyhawk  Apr-09-06 11:33 AM   #0 
  - All religious fundamentalists are bad  salvorhardin   Apr-09-06 12:19 PM   #1 
  - Harris is wrong. Dead is dead. Fundies are fundies, no matter  Warpy   Apr-09-06 12:20 PM   #2 
  - Thanks Warpy  salvorhardin   Apr-09-06 12:25 PM   #3 
  - I want to hear more from onager. Anyone wish to summon him?  Ladyhawk   Apr-09-06 01:47 PM   #5 
  - I don't know any "sane" Christians, except for a few on DU.  Ladyhawk   Apr-09-06 01:59 PM   #7 
     - But religious beliefs themselves are not insanity  salvorhardin   Apr-09-06 02:08 PM   #8 
        - No, the beliefs themselves are not insanity.  Ladyhawk   Apr-09-06 09:14 PM   #15 
           - How do you beat that?  salvorhardin   Apr-09-06 09:34 PM   #16 
              - I was heavily indoctrinated and managed to get out.  Ladyhawk   Apr-09-06 11:13 PM   #21 
                 - And that's the way it should be!  salvorhardin   Apr-09-06 11:20 PM   #22 
  - My initial thoughts...  progressoid   Apr-09-06 12:52 PM   #4 
  - Harris contends that it may be impossible for Islam to grow up.  Ladyhawk   Apr-09-06 01:54 PM   #6 
     - The Hadith codifies all the tribal bullshit  Warpy   Apr-09-06 07:52 PM   #13 
        - Thanks for the information. I grew up in strict fundy Christianity,  Ladyhawk   Apr-09-06 10:41 PM   #17 
  - Well, I haven't read the book yet  TallahasseeGrannie   Apr-09-06 03:28 PM   #9 
  - TallahasseeGrannie...  salvorhardin   Apr-09-06 03:38 PM   #10 
  - Somebody bless you!  TallahasseeGrannie   Apr-09-06 04:36 PM   #11 
  - Yeah, she's pretty brave to come in here. :)  Ladyhawk   Apr-09-06 11:06 PM   #20 
     - Brave? Nah  TallahasseeGrannie   Apr-10-06 07:37 AM   #26 
  - It could be ethnocentrism. Regardless, I've been a bit surprised by  Ladyhawk   Apr-09-06 11:05 PM   #19 
  - I agree  TallahasseeGrannie   Apr-10-06 07:41 AM   #27 
     - Right now the US is definitely the bully and that makes me ashamed.  Ladyhawk   Apr-11-06 02:14 AM   #37 
  - I think fundamentalist Islam, in its most extreme current forms, is  unschooler   Apr-10-06 05:11 AM   #25 
     - Elohim City  Warpy   Apr-10-06 09:59 AM   #29 
        - Fortunately, "Elohim City" is not a real city, state or nation.  unschooler   Apr-10-06 06:31 PM   #31 
           - Elohim City IS a real city  Warpy   Apr-11-06 01:42 PM   #48 
              - I know it's a white separatist loony compound. But a "city"?  unschooler   Apr-16-06 03:46 AM   #51 
  - Sam Harris is an anti-theist  toddaa   Apr-09-06 04:38 PM   #12 
  - I'm nearly an "anti-theist" myself, but I'm not agreeing with a lot of  Ladyhawk   Apr-09-06 10:52 PM   #18 
  - I forgot to mention earlier  salvorhardin   Apr-09-06 07:57 PM   #14 
  - I'm about 1/3 of the way through the book  BuffyTheFundieSlayer   Apr-10-06 12:29 AM   #23 
  - I was surprised too.  ozone_man   Apr-10-06 09:53 PM   #35 
  - Christianity did undergo moderation  BuffyTheFundieSlayer   Apr-11-06 12:19 AM   #36 
     - True there has been a backlash.  ozone_man   Apr-11-06 10:41 AM   #42 
  - Living under ANY theocratic fundmentalist regime would be a  unschooler   Apr-11-06 04:00 AM   #40 
     - He makes the distinction  ozone_man   Apr-11-06 10:13 AM   #41 
  - LH summoned me, and here I am!  onager   Apr-10-06 05:08 AM   #24 
  - Thanks, Onager, my experience has been equivalent  Warpy   Apr-10-06 10:16 AM   #30 
  - Harris and Dawkins both argue that moderate religionists are  unschooler   Apr-10-06 06:40 PM   #33 
  - I would rather them NOT take those sacred texts seriously.  Ladyhawk   Apr-11-06 11:42 AM   #45 
  - Thanks for the information, onager.  Ladyhawk   Apr-11-06 02:51 AM   #38 
     - Inner libido, you say?  onager   Apr-11-06 03:54 PM   #49 
  - There is a relatively recent example  Lurking_Argyle   Apr-10-06 08:33 AM   #28 
  - That's Sam Harris' point. The U.S. constitution prevents such  unschooler   Apr-10-06 06:33 PM   #32 
     - If the fundies took over, the constitution would be changed. n/t.  Random_Australian   Apr-10-06 08:12 PM   #34 
        - Certainly true.  unschooler   Apr-11-06 03:53 AM   #39 
  - Just off the top of my head...  GOPFighter   Apr-11-06 10:51 AM   #43 
  - Another problem: Sam Harris's speculation about an afterlife and the idea  Ladyhawk   Apr-11-06 11:32 AM   #44 
  - I didn't realize Harris was a mystic  salvorhardin   Apr-11-06 11:51 AM   #46 
  - Harris has a rather superficial understanding of Eastern mysticism  toddaa   Apr-16-06 08:43 AM   #53 
  - I don't think he's right about that  ozone_man   Apr-11-06 12:27 PM   #47 
  - Harris' premises are anti-monotheism and anti "book" religion.  unschooler   Apr-16-06 03:48 AM   #52 
  - I read the book and did not come away with many...  Finder   Apr-15-06 03:35 PM   #50 
 

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