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.
"Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser: teach a just man, and he will increase in learning." (Proverbs 9:9)