Harris/Sullivan

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Sam Harris returns Sullivan’s last volley here; Harris even tells Sullivan that “I now feel like a tennis player, in mid-serve, who notices that his opponent is no longer holding a racket.” Harrls’ comments on sexual orientation are perhaps his most trenchant:

I also hope you appreciate the irony of your viewing your sexual orientation as a gift from God. I’m very happy, of course, that you don’t consider your homosexuality to be a curse or a product of Adam’s fall. […] …I do not doubt for a moment that your struggle with the sexual taboos of Christianity has made you a better person. But your experience does not transform a two-thousand-year pandemic of needless and crushing sexual neurosis in the name of Christ into some kind of spiritual sacrament. Generally speaking, the Church has promulgated views about human sexuality that are unconscionably stupid and utterly lacking in empathy. Full stop. The fact that you have navigated this labyrinth of sacred prejudice and kept your sanity is no point in favor of religion. The glory is very much your own. [emphasis added]

I look forward to Sullivan’s response.

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