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According to sources: Sam Harris has deleted his Twitter account

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Here: “The move comes after the Waking Up podcast host was slammed for stating that he hated Trump to such an extent that he wouldn’t have cared if Hunter Biden “had the corpses of children in his basement” in the lead up to the 2020 election.”

Readers may better remember Harris as a prominent new atheist.

12 Replies to “According to sources: Sam Harris has deleted his Twitter account

  1. 1
    jerry says:

    There have been a lot of comments on conservative sites today.

    Are ultra liberals mentally ill?

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    Sir Giles says:

    I must be living in a cave. Maybe Plato’s cave. 🙂 But I have never heard of Sam Harris.

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    chuckdarwin says:

    Sir Giles
    You haven’t missed much. He’s part of the meteoric rise and fall of the “New Atheists.” Somewhat of an Islamophobe. Written a couple of pseudo-philosophical tracts for popular consumption attacking Islam and Christianity, free will and theistic morality. Ultimately an embarrassment to serious, thinking atheists. I’m sure this last comment will elicit all kinds of inane catcalls from the usual suspects in the UD peanut gallery, but there you have it…..

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    Sir Giles says:

    CD@3, it doesn’t sound I would be interested in listening to him. To me, there is something wrong with radical atheists and radical theists. If a person has a handle that indicates his belief (or lack thereof), or if he is constantly defending the “truth” of his belief (or lack thereof), he has nothing I want to waste my time reading.

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    whistler says:

    Sir Giles
    To me, there is something wrong with radical atheists and radical theists.

    This is your belief. Funny in the next phrase you debunk yourself:

    If a person has a handle that indicates his belief (or lack thereof)…he has nothing I want to waste my time reading.

    Well…

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    Sir Giles says:

    Whistler@5, how does this debunk anything I have said? Over the years I have read and watched enough from radical atheists and radical theists to know that o have no desire to waste any more of my time on them. I have also learned over the years that those who advertise their faith (or lack thereof) in their internet handle are not worth my time. The same applies to those who repeatedly espouse their faith or non-faith in their comments. Although, I must admit, I have to read a few from an individual author before I can come to that conclusion.

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    PyrrhoManiac1 says:

    @3

    Ultimately an embarrassment to serious, thinking atheists.

    I agree. Though I’d say the same of Dawkins’s The God Delusion and Hitchens’s God is Not Great. The whole “New Atheist” movement was an embarrassment — and one of the main reasons why I distanced myself from atheism entirely. I don’t want to be associated with those kinds of people!

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    Sir Giles says:

    Radical atheists belittle theists and radicle theists belittle atheists. The atheists and theists that I am happy to spend time with are those who can discuss issues without assigning labels and belittling others.

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    PyrrhoManiac1 says:

    @8

    Radical atheists belittle theists and radicle theists belittle atheists. The atheists and theists that I am happy to spend time with are those who can discuss issues without assigning labels and belittling others.

    Agreed. Belittlement and mockery are noxious character traits and should be avoided, in both self and others.

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    BleacherBum says:

    SG @8

    Have you tried James Tour’s videos yet? A radical theist with nothing but relevancy when OoL issues are discussed.

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    Sir Giles says:

    BB@10, I wouldn’t classify Tour as a radical theist. Do you have any examples of him belittling atheists, muslims, Jews, Buddhist’s, etc.?

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    BleacherBum says:

    SG

    I think I use the radical label for Tour because he is fiercely outspoken about his love of Christ and about Christ’s ultra centrality in his life which I don’t see in many other Christian intellectuals. If Christian radicalism requires the snide belittling of non Christian traditions I would have to agree that Tour isn’t a radical.

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