And presumably, wood-burning stoves?
Which he thinks are just like religion:
And yet, the reality of our situation is scientifically unambiguous: If you care about your family’s health and that of your neighbors, the sight of a glowing hearth should be about as comforting as the sight of a diesel engine idling in your living room. It is time to break the spell and burn gas—or burn nothing at all.
Of course, if you are anything like my friends, you will refuse to believe this. And that should give you some sense of what we are up against whenever we confront religion.
Actually, most people, religious or otherwise, just plain have more fun than we suspect the average new atheist does.
Note: Coffee is bad for you too, you know. So is cream, and sugar. So are chocolate pretzels. If you did everything right, you would live forever and read all Sam Harris’s books and wish you were dead. Lucky none of the above will likely happen to you.
Oh well, this time out Harris isn’t after Francis’ Collins’s job just because that guy claims to be a Christian.
Hat tip: friend