Derek & Brenda (instagram: brenduhgayle) Midwest born. Cyclists. Living and teaching in Korea. Enjoy our blog!

 

It’s Official: Religion Doesn’t Make You More Moral

new study. check it out. worth thinking about.

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The core of science is not controlled experiment or mathematical modeling; it is intellectual honesty. It is time we acknowledged a basic feature of human discourse: when considering the truth of a proposition, one is either engaged in an honest appraisal of the evidence and logical arguments, or one isn’t. Religion is the one area of our lives where people imagine that some other standard of intellectual integrity applies.

Sam Harris
Sam Harris - Letter to a Christian NationLetter to a Christian Nation
(via Luis Felipe Borjas)

One of my favorite quotes.

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Sam Harris, Letter to a Christian Nation“I know of no society in human history that ever suffered because its people became too desirous of…View Post

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Sam Harris, Letter to a Christian Nation

“I know of no society in human history that ever suffered because its people became too desirous of…

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Atheism is nothing more than the noises reasonable people make in the presence of unjustified religious beliefs.

Sam Harris (via whysogreenandlonely)

While religious tolerance is surely better than religious war, tolerance is not without its problems. Our fear of provoking religious hatred has rendered us unwilling to criticize ideas that are increasingly maladaptive and patently ridiculous. It has also obliged us to lie to ourselves—repeatedly and at the highest level of discourse—about the compatibility between religious faith and scientific rationality. Our competing religious certainties are impeding the emergence of a viable, global civilization.

Letter to a Christian Nation, Sam Harris

YES

(via limb-of-satan)

Just reread this today. Especially relevant in light of recent events. Short, worth the read, and very worth thinking about.

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