Tag Archives: Sam Harris

the mono men: back to me, myself and sigh

The Hawkins, Hitchens legacy… The atheist, too, would not dare deny himself a god and why not get personally involved in the god business; they have a god and it is themselves.¬† You could say that the pagan, the idolator … Continue reading

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lights under the stars

Demographic time bomb? An ideology of religion or religious ideology? There are no answers and the data is mixed, a muddy glass that is difficult to discern what is actually inside. A common view is that secular liberal democratic values … Continue reading

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family planning

Population control. The Malthus nightmare. Limited procreation to maintain national characterstics. An affront to bourgeois values, liberal, humanistic axioms. As Allan Greenspan said, “a billion is not what it used to be.” But a billion moslems facing off against an … Continue reading

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this poor man cries out but who is listening

The God game. The politics of God. Santorum hs the potential to be a dangerous demagogue, but the left critique with its mixing of theology, religion and class economics is almost as nausea inducing by positioning the voice of god … Continue reading

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we need the pillows : sleeping on “waning skepticism”

From the mouth of Harold Bloom. From his quill to god’s scribe. He represents the archetype of the Gnostic personality. If there is a gnostic personality disorder Bloom is a carrier, transmitter and is chronically infected. Or as he puts … Continue reading

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what if there was no back then

Not impressed. Deeply dissatisfied. But not surprised at this confrontation with the passive-aggressive; the yearning to be like him, then the abject tragedy arising when the initiative is undertaken. Harold Bloom was just the man to review ¬†Robert Crumb’s The … Continue reading

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letting the little guy throw a punch

There is no definitive summation possible. Whether a man conflicted by what he may have perceived himself to becoming, or merely conflicted by pushing the boundary of the public intellectual into new realms, or simply enamored by the literary aesthetic … Continue reading

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hitchens guide to the galaxy

To many, he might not be missed, but he left few indifferent. A collision of atheism out of the academy and into the real world. He might have done for atheism what Marcel Duchamp did for art, except in reverse: … Continue reading

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Everybody's a Star Except The Madman from Laval

”The problem, he argues, is the nearly psychotic need to satisfy every human craving. It infects every aspect of American life, from the loss of cultural nuance to the growth of pornography to spending beyond one’s means.” ‘The danger of … Continue reading

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