First contentious point: keep your 'atheist credentials' undercover so you don't get easily dismissed when you raise specific arguments against Really Bad Religion. (It's too late for HIM...) Second contentious point: Save your energies to go after the Worst of Bad Religion (which he argues strongly these days is Extreme Islam; and even Mainstream Islam is doing more bad stuff these days than Mainstream Christianity) Third contentious point: Don't reject meditation and other contemplative acts as just more 'religious hoodoo'. As a very non-religious person who meditates, I give this part of his speech a big thumbs up; the rest of it - well, what do YOU think?
Sam Harris Said WHAT? One of the most famous of those danged "atheist thinkers" has some suggestions that Dawkins and Hitchens ain't gonna like... but it gives me some food for thought that's very - chewy.