Seems like a good deal for everyone concerned, other than the White House. It about time more attention is paid to the “I Word.”
* Sam Harris has something new in the LA Times.
There is no question that many people do good things in the name of their faith — but there are better reasons to help the poor, feed the hungry and defend the weak than the belief that an Imaginary Friend wants you to do it. Compassion is deeper than religion. As is ecstasy. It is time that we acknowledge that human beings can be profoundly ethical — and even spiritual — without pretending to know things they do not know.
*What the hell has happened to Deval Patrick?