“As per usual Sam nails it!
Had to laugh though when Sam describes his reaction to the news of the pact suicide and the fact that there was Starbuck Ice cream all the while I am thinking that exact same thing during Sam's description... Too funny.
Sam gets to the bottom of the delusion over the promise of a better life after death being a core dysfunctional behavior caused by delusional belief, therefore one could say that strongly held belief leads to dysfunctional behavior and one sees this happening every single day manifested in harm to self and others.
If I had a question to ask with relation to this podcast it would be in relation to the notion that to wake up it will somehow remove the delusional beliefs people have? Or that it will fix these problems resulting from them? I guess what I am asking is what can one person do in the face of so much delusion in society worldwide when your name isn't Sam Harris, Christopher Hitchens, Richard Dawkins and many more prominent atheists, or anti-theists. I am just a john doe so to speak with absolutely nothing to offer to without being renowned or have that level of credibility etc.
I am fortunate enough to live in a fairly secular country but even here I seem to be totally surrounded by god fearing humans who are among those who most likely believe this life is only a stepping stone to true heaven...... It must shape their mindset in this life to be dysfunctional. I simply smile and feel unable to connect when I hear the worlds "thank god" to something or other that has happened in their life, but never "damn god" when things are not so hot for them.
It seems as though even living in a secular country finding like minded people in your local community when it's not related to god is damn near impossible. People still don't just come out and say they don't believe in a god and we live in the 21'st century.
Anyway it's all food for thought, but overall I feel this podcast reinforces my personal resolution that I would rather be awake and make the most of this one life than to sleep through this life patiently waiting for a life hypothesizes as being better.
Thank you Sam, keep up the good work.”Read full review »
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