To prepare for my response to atheist Sam Harris’s $2,000 challenge, I downloaded both the Kindle version of his book and the audio book version which is read by Harris himself. I also downloaded about eight hours worth of Harris’s various talks and lectures. As I listened to the audio book, I began to be more and more aware of bits of Buddhist thought which Harris was sneaking into the text. I found this intriguing, but not necessarily surprising. Most atheists have an affinity for Buddhism as a result of their shared desire to eliminate negative emotions. What did surprise me, however, was the discovery that Harris is a practicing Buddhist.
Bill Fortenberry is a Christian philosopher and historian in Birmingham, AL. Bill's work has been cited in several legal journals, and he has appeared as a guest on shows including The Dr. Gina Show, The Michael Hart Show, and Real Science Radio.
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