Sam Harris: Why We Should Ditch Religion

Sam Harris on religion:

We have people who think you should throw battery acid in the faces of little girls for trying to learn to read in Afghanistan, so clearly, there are real world correlates of that kind of thinking, that kind of orientation. And it’s not our job to not judge it and say, well, to each his own everyone has to work out their own strategy for human fulfillment, it’s just not true. There are people who are wrong about human fulfillment.

Eloquent as always. A tough argument summed up so that anyone can understand it.

3 thoughts on “Sam Harris: Why We Should Ditch Religion”

  1. Henry says:

    We shouldn’t ditch religion we should ditch bad religion. We should ditch churches gagged under the IRS 501c3 Tax-Exempt Code as bad religion, since these churches have exchanged Jesus Christ, the legitimate head of the church, with the US Government through the IRS 501c3 Tax-Exempt Code, which prohibit drafting legislation, and the endorsement of godly political candidates, and it is also the vehicle used by the wicked for the last fifty-six years for legalizing one abomination after another, such as Separation of Church and State, Abortion on Demand, Affirmative Action, Euthanasia, Divorce, Sodomy, and Same Sex Marriage.

    What you are proposing has been tried by Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden with catastrophic results. Their disobedience has brought idolatry, dishonor, murder, adultery, theft, falsehood, covetousness, pain, suffering, famine, and physical, and spiritual death, and above all, eternal separation from God, who is the King, Master, Judge, and Creator of the Universe, and everything in it.

    It is also a very bad idea to “ditch TRUE religion” for the simple fact that your eternal destination depends on whom you chose to worship, weather God or your sinful nature. Life on planet earth is only temporary, and man is destined to die once, and after that must face God’s judgment. Therefore, what good will it be for you if you gains the whole world, yet forfeits your soul? Or what can you give in exchange for your soul? All the world’s riches couldn’t redeem your soul from eternal damnation. There is one thing only in the whole world that could redeem your soul from eternal damnation, and that is Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world.

    God demands moral perfection from His subjects, that’s why he gave us the Ten Commandments for us to obey, but since we are born sinners, and separated from the love, and wisdom of God, it is impossible for humans beings to obey God, therefore the whole human race stands condemned under the wrath of God to the eternal fire of hell.

    But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, chose to save us through the sacrificial work on a cruel cross of his only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, who is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.

    For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son

    Jesus Christ separated creation in half, and he also drew a line in the sand, forcing human beings or the subjects of his kingdom to choose sides. A person will either stand with Jesus, or will crawl on the outside with Satan, and eventually will be tormented in hell forever.
    Before your brief life on earth is over, what are you going to do with Jesus Christ? Will you embrace him as your savior? Or will you continue to reject him, and at any moment find yourself in hell being tormented forever and ever without reprive? I know that you are thinking it’s all nonsense. What if you are wrong? Are you willing to risk a temporary life of sin on earth for eternal torment in hell?

    These are the dreadful words of Jesus Christ recorded in the book of Revelation, “But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral (the fornicator, adulterer and homosexual), those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars–their place will be in the fiery lake of burning sulfur or (hell). This is the second death (or spiritual death).”

  2. Donald Werner Voss says:

    So I was looking for css3 gmail details, hit this site, saw brave Sam Harris speaking reality. .. and read Henry’s reply.

    Henry – you are one of the reasons why we should just drop religion – in all forms – at least kill tax exempt status and allow it only as a personal hobby – like restoring old cars.

    Your mind is closed. You can only see your “salvation”. There is no heaven or hell. A delusion from desperate times. If you can’t change – please – just be quiet and fad away. Your kind will die out and the world will be a better place.


  3. Henry says:


    You can’t even make yourself one inch taller or add a single hour to your life, but you know with certainty that God doesn’t exist. What arrogance, pride, self-importance, complacency, egotism, and foolishness. I wouldn’t categorize you with idiots, implying a profound mental retardation generally being unable to learn connected speech or guard against common dangers. Rather I categorize you with fools, because you are deficient in judgment, you have been tricked into worshiping the trinity of the god of self, which is composed of me, myself, and I. Only a fool says in his heart, “There is no God.”

    And you are not alone, millions of fools can’t have the power and the wisdom of God since they kicked Him out of America sixty-three years ago by establishing an illegal separation of Church and State, by trampling on the Ten Commandments, and by replacing the Holy Bible in public education with the theory of evolution or science fiction, with sex education or sex perversion, and with the promotion and advancement of filthy homosexuals, lesbians and transgendered. Now Americans can only have the same simple mindlessness of the Amoeba, which consists of a single cell mass of protoplasm resembling its evolved contemporary offsprings, the American people.

    People throughout the world are aware of the fact that America is a nation populated mostly by godless money loving fools. Beginning with the fools at the bottom, and going up, up, and up, to the very top. Only fools will disagree that there are fools everywhere, from the fools teaching in schools, colleges, and universities, to the useless Pastors and pew warming fools filling the churches of America, to the fools of the mainstream news media, to the political fools in Washington DC. Only a country made up of fools would elect crooks and liars as their leaders, and enlist the enemy in the Armed Forces, and tolerate the enemy preaching hate against America in colleges, and universities all across America. And only a country made up of fools would prohibit children to read their Bible in school in their own time. America went from the home of the free and the brave, to the home of the dumbed-down fools lacking the common sense that God bestowed upon geese.

    God is holding back the immediate catastrophic destruction of America for the sake of his few chosen, called, and faithful followers, which are sprinkled like salt throughout the land. Otherwise America would be another heap of sulfur balls and ashes like the places where Sodom and Gomorrah once stood. Instead, God has unleashed his holy wrath on America through the world’s wickedest Globalists having a clenched iron grip on the U.S. Congress, the U.S. Courts, the Banking System, Public Education, Churches, the News Media, the People, Illegal Aliens, Islam, and the state of the Economy

    It is obvious that the Lord is decimating America in an orderly manner, and it really does not matter if we have Tom, Dick or Hussein as president, since Obama is another puppet dangling from the strings of the punishing Globalists, therefore he is also God’s instrument of wrath, who will put the finishing touches to the U.S. Constitution and render it totally worthless, not even worth the paper written on. Make no mistake God cannot be mocked, Americans are now reaping the bitter fruits sown during the past sixty-three years, and we are now witnessing the rapid decline, and ultimate demise of the once proud shining city upon a hill, the American Republic.

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