Category: Sam Harris
|March 12, 2009||Posted by admin under Christianity, Excerpts, Sam Harris|
That the self-proclaimed advocates of secular tolerance might themselves be (like some theists) fully capable of killing for their beliefs is exemplified by the popular atheist author Sam Harris. In his book The End of Faith, he states that “Some propositions are so dangerous that it may even be ethical to kill people for believing them.” This statement raised so many eyebrows, even among atheists, that Harris felt compelled to give an explanation on the internet.[ Since this attitude is directly related to the crimes of Hitler, Stalin, Lenin, and Mao, it merits some discussion.