The Hour: Chris Hedges on Christopher Hitchens and Sam Harris (2008)

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Jan. 28, 2012

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Chris Hedges and Sam Harris: Religion, Politics and the End of the World (2007)

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Jun 17, 2007

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I Don’t Believe in Atheists by Chris Hedges (2007)

[Note: reposted from my old blog.]

by Chris Hedges
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May 23, 2007

Editor’s Note: On Tuesday night, Chris Hedges and Sam Harris debated “Religion, Politics and the End of the World.” The following is Hedges’ opening statement, in which he argues that Harris and other critics of faith have mistakenly blamed religion for the ills of the world, when the true danger lies in the human heart and its capacity for evil. We will post Sam Harris’ statement and a recording of the debate soon.

Sam Harris has conflated faith with tribalism. His book is an attack not on faith but on a system of being and believing that is dangerous and incompatible with the open society. He attacks superstition, a belief in magic and the childish notion of an anthropomorphic God that is characteristic of the tribe, of the closed society. He calls this religion. I do not.

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