YouTube As Public Forum

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Re: YouTube As Public Forum

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Robert Wright and Sam Harris. Wright, who looks so nonchalant today, appears tense as he questions Harris as they debate issues of God, evil, the mind and how religion operates in today's world. This was posted 7 years ago but seems so relevant in today's world.

00:05 Sam Harris, mystic and atheist
10:51 The mystery of consciousness
16:47 Is mysticism more like science than like religion?
22:12 How religion makes progress
29:08 Sam’s case for intolerance
38:31 The root causes of extremism
1:02:16 Religious and secular reasons to do good
1:11:20 Ways religion may be closer to the truth than atheism
1:18:35 A secular approach to death
“One of the important things for anybody in power is to distinguish between what you have the right to do and what is right to do." Potter Stewart, associate justice of the Supreme Court - 1958 to 1981.
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