Sam Harris Meme On Rape

With the magic wand remark, here is the full quote:

Saltman: Your analogy between organized religion and rape is pretty inflammatory. Is that intentional?

Harris: I can be even more inflammatory than that. If I could wave a magic wand and get rid of either rape or religion, I would not hesitate to get rid of religion. I think more people are dying as a result of our religious myths than as a result of any other ideology. I would not say that all human conflict is born of religion or religious differences, but for the human community to be fractured on the basis of religious doctrines that are fundamentally incompatible, in an age when nuclear weapons are proliferating, is a terrifying scenario. I think we do the world a disservice when we suggest that religions are generally benign and not fundamentally divisive.

Dawkins recent tweets on rape, and these old ones of Sam Harris quotes, are a reminder. It is not just what you mean but how it comes across that people judge you on.

Memes never provide the full context. Google.

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Filed under Religion, Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, Science

4 responses to “Sam Harris Meme On Rape

  1. Shermeen

    It is interesting to note here empathy with the determination by some to ‘find the offensive view they are looking for’ and also an appreciation of ‘there has to be a better way to engage than these constant leaps of misunderstanding.’ I wish these sentiments were applied more liberally for all and sundry!

    Also, if I may be so bold and suggest that our human community is not merely fractured on the basis of religious doctrine. Our human community is flagrantly fractured at the basic level of what can be termed as a family unit or worse still we need to seriously look into our condition as individuals!

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