Author of The Atheist Manifesto Answers his Critics

Sam Harris, author of “The Atheist Manifesto” has written a piece on TruthDig refuting critics who posit that morality has it’s foundation in religion. It doesn’t.

As someone who took a short path to atheism I can appreciate people who put it out there for the world to see. Unfortunately I haven’t managed to completely shuck the whole religious thing as yet, it’ll be many years before automatic responses are caught and corrected. But my belief in an unseen, unproven boogeyman is over.

That being said I find Kissing Hanks Ass and the Flying Spaghetti Monster to be as valid as the mainstream monotheistic churches.

NOTE – An exploration of fellow Minister James Huger’s site is prerequisite for reading this blog.

See how fascistic you are

Go here and then report your results as a comment. *WARNING* Unfortunately it won’t calculate the score in Firefox so use IE to open the link.

I scored 2.13 – according to the site I’m a “Liberal Airhead”. I’ll freely admit to being as left liberal as one can get. I like to tell people I’m just to the left of Ghandi.

Of course the point range runs to six. And I count among my friends a couple of people who might be close to 6.

At this site I’m Tony P. and as you can see, I’m in the communistic/anarchistic quadrant. BTW, all those others in the graph are either current Rhode Islanders or former Rhode Islanders. Oddly it seems those that have left Rhode Island tend to fall into the anarchistic libertarian quadrant.