Let us give Steven Pinker and Sam Harris their hearing. Let us follow them into the broad, sunlit uplands of their utopian moral landscape and see what we might find there.
In our time, the battle against nihilism looms larger than any squabble between rationalists like Sam Harris and the moderately religious.
‘To be an American is an ideal.’ Steve King doesn’t get it. Nor do his detractors, who conflate a defense of Western civilization with ‘white nationalism.
The way to fix European refugee problem is to try stabilize the Middle East. Not to import the instability of the Middle East to Europe.
If 1 percent of Atheists were involved in the kind of political violence Islamists commit every day, I’d be condemning them, too.
An idea isn’t a human being. Neither is a sacred cow. And those who confront, dismiss, debunk, sneered at and fear them aren’t necessarily bigots.
Atheists need to understand and embrace the role religion has played in creating the world we live in.
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