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Monday, October 8, 2007

Sam Harris - The Rape Comments

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  1. I think you have made several good points, the underlying one seeming to be that atheism has no reference point for an objective moral framework.

    Mr. Harris' comments about rape do seem to run around in a circle. Furthermore the idea that religion, which decries rape, is somehow responsible for its use as a weapon is merely gross ignorance on his part. Rape is about power, pure and simple. Or course, Mr. Harris might then say religion is about power, and is therefore to blame also without stopping to consider that there have been many atheistic regimes who have exercised their power for atrocious reasons.

    Harris seems to take that which is essential to human nature, that we screw things up on purpose and turn everything to serve our own selfish ends, and blame it on religion. All the while failing to recognize that because such behavior is present in "religious" people and irreligious people points to the fact that it is a common trait to all humanity.

    And that is where, in my opinion, the Gospel comes it.

  2. You're so stupid it takes my breath away.


  3. Anon,
    Thank you for your comment.
    When you can muster something beyond personal belittlement, please stop by my current blog Atheism is Dead.


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