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From the Sam Harris forum
#41
RE: From the Sam Harris forum
(11th January 2017, 09:18)Alasdair Ham Wrote: Also: random complementary buttsex.

Should I assume that you provide the butts?
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#42
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No butts are all around. Thanks to The Lord. Or some such shit.
(12th January 2017, 11:33)Tazzycorn Wrote:
(12th January 2017, 11:16)Neo-Scholastic Wrote: Those who compare God to the tooth fairy are douchebags.
True that, at least the Tooth Fairy gives you something in return for your belief and sacrifical offerings. When was the last time god ever did anything for anyone?
"You don't change the world by staying at home and being good" - Mooney
"I reserve the right to be irrational"
― Gemini
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#43
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Among the regulars, we don't really have any "Atheist butts" in Dawkins' sense of the phrase, I think.
The fool hath said in his heart, There is a God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.
Psalm 14, KJV revised edition

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#44
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But my butt totally does NOT believe in a deity.
(12th January 2017, 11:33)Tazzycorn Wrote:
(12th January 2017, 11:16)Neo-Scholastic Wrote: Those who compare God to the tooth fairy are douchebags.
True that, at least the Tooth Fairy gives you something in return for your belief and sacrifical offerings. When was the last time god ever did anything for anyone?
"You don't change the world by staying at home and being good" - Mooney
"I reserve the right to be irrational"
― Gemini
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#45
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(10th January 2017, 22:08)jdrnd Wrote: Do you like to eat human flesh?  Some of the members of the Sam Harris forum do, well maybe.

Do nasal excretions count as a food group?

Also, I'm particularly partial to a nice hot lady salad, from what I remember anyway.
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(21st June 2016, 07:31)Homeless Nutter Wrote: When someone is knocked on the head, they may see stars. That doesn't mean we should rely on their testimony, when studying astrophysics...
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#46
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(12th January 2017, 11:33)Tazzycorn Wrote:
(12th January 2017, 11:16)Neo-Scholastic Wrote: Those who compare God to the tooth fairy are douchebags.
True that, at least the Tooth Fairy gives you something in return for your belief and sacrifical offerings. When was the last time god ever did anything for anyone?
"You don't change the world by staying at home and being good" - Mooney
"I reserve the right to be irrational"
― Gemini
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#47
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Welcome!
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#48
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Welcome. I'm not a fan of Sam Harris and think his main strength is in how well he sells himself but I do understand why people like him.
Ignore list: Neo-Scholastic
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#49
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(11th January 2017, 17:37)Mathilda Wrote: Welcome. I'm not a fan of Sam Harris and think his main strength is in how well he sells himself but I do understand why people like him.

While I don't agree with everything Sam says, what exactly is wrong with making a living? If you write books, you market them. Harry Potter author does the same. If you want a shameless self promoter who doesn't get anything right and is a selfish fuck, well that asshole is going to take the oath on the 20th. 

I have read a couple of his books, and watched tons of his videos.

"The End of Faith" is a very apt description of how religion can lead humans to do very horrible things.

"Letter To A Christian Nation" also a very apt book describing why right wing Christians are wrong and why we most certainly ARE NOT a theocracy.

And his condemnation of Trump this past year is a very needed alarm unfortunately he and others were not widely listened to enough.

I do have problems with his promotion of Buddhism and his tendency to be over protective of Israel. But no, I don't think he is a shameless self promoter. I think he is merely earning a living selling what he believes can benefit humanity. I don't agree with all of it, no.
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#50
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I liked the "End of Faith" and "letter to a Christian Nation".  The latter was succinct and to the point.

I have read some of Harris's other books, with varying appreciation.

I didn't actually join Harris's forum, I did not want to be a regular on an authors web-site associated forum.

I joined Project Reason.  It's supposed purpose was to promote rational thinking (not books).  Harris was the owner of that site
Last year, Harris decided to merge the Sam Harris Forum with the Project reason forum.  Project Reason is now out of existence.
So here I am waiting to see if the Sam harris forum is going to turn in to a book promotion site or remain a general discussion site like "Atheists Forum".

(11th January 2017, 17:37)Mathilda Wrote: Welcome. I'm not a fan of Sam Harris and think his main strength is in how well he sells himself but I do understand why people like him.

"End of Faith" and "Letter to a Christian Nation" are great sources of information for atheists like me.  Not so his other books.
Those 2 books are very compelling.
I like those 2 books.
I have never met him so I don't know if I would "like" him.

He does not interact on his own forum.
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