Sam Harris

Stories by Sam Harris
Silence is not moderation

In a recent Wall Street Journal article, terrorism analyst Evan Kohlmann said that anti-Muslim rhetoric in America is bad news … Continued

The Boundaries of Belief

According to a recent Pew survey, 21 percent of atheists in the United States believe in “God or a universal … Continued

What Obama Could Not (and Should Not) Say

The Question: How should Barack Obama have responded to inflammatory remarks made by his former pastor, Dr. Jeremiah Wright? Are … Continued

Religion as a Black Market for Irrationality

Christopher Hitchens has written, with characteristic candor and eloquence, that “[r]eligion is violent, irrational, intolerant, allied to racism and tribalism … Continued

The Sacrifice of Reason

Humanity has had a long fascination with blood sacrifice. In fact, it has been by no means uncommon for a … Continued

The Empty Wager

The coverage of my recent debate in the pages of Newsweek began and ended with Jon Meacham and Rick Warren … Continued

God’s Hostages

Kajal Khidr was accused of adultery by her husband’s family and held hostage by six family members in Iraqi Kurdistan. … Continued

Selfless Consciousness Without Faith

I recently spent an afternoon on the northwestern shore of the Sea of Galilee, atop the mount where Jesus is … Continued

God’s Enemies Are More Honest Than His Friends

For better or worse, I am partly responsible for the recent emergence of “atheism” as a topic of conversation. This … Continued

Faith Won’t Heal a Divided World

Most Christians believe that Jesus was the Son of God and, therefore, divine; Muslims, however, believe that Jesus was not … Continued