new photo blog

i started this blog in 2006, and it's shifted along with my interests through the years. it's been witness to a lot of learning for me...

still, i feel that i need a home for my photography -- so from now on, i'll be posting my pictures on the journal on my reworked website. if you like my photos, you might decide to follow me there!

my first post is here -- check it out!

as for this blog, i'm not sure what will happen. i don't think i'm willing to let it go, and certainly i'll keep it as an archive, but i need some time to figure it out.

for those of you that pop in from time to time, thanks for the visits and encouragement.


Friday, April 01, 2011

sam harris blogs

sam harris has a blog!

here's a snip from one of his post, but will the dead walk again?, with afterthoughts from a recent debate:

snip

like all such theology, augustine’s account of the resurrection was simply a dark age confabulation. in other words, it was bullshit—a concept that has since been given a much need technical analysis by the philosopher harry frankfurt in his wonderful essay, on bullshit. what is the difference between bullshit and lies? bullshitting often entails lying, of course, but frankfurt shows that they are not the same. when a person is merely lying, he must still keep the truth in view. he must at least give the appearance of intellectual honesty. the bullshitter knows no such constraints. he takes no notice of the truth, or of the reasonable expectations others might have about it. the bullshitter just keeps talking.

and that is what religion has done: it has just kept talking, down through the ages, in utter defiance of common sense.


/snip

the blog: sam harris

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the heads up. I'll check it out.

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