An Atheist Manifesto

Sam Harris is the author of The End Of Faith: Religion, Terror and the Future of Reason, an excerpt from which is posted on Truthdig as "An Atheist Manifesto."

I don't agree with absolutely everything Harris says, but it does make for a fascinating read (as does the entire book) and parts strike a chord, such as:

"It is worth noting that no one ever needs to identify himself as a non-astrologer or a non-alchemist. Consequently, we do not have words for people who deny the validity of these pseudo-disciplines. Likewise, atheism is a term that should not even exist. Atheism is nothing more than the noises reasonable people make when in the presence of religious dogma."

1 comment:

Notorious Apostate said...

That was worth a good chuckle. Thanks for pointing me to it.