Quotes by Sam Harris

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Theology is ignorance with wings.
As a man believes, so he will act.
We are all prisoners of our thoughts.
You're only as free as your attention is.
If premarital sex is a sin, who is the victim?
A puppet is free as long as he loves his strings.
Islam, at the moment, is the motherlode of bad ideas.
The faith of religion is belief on insufficient evidence.
Theology is now little more than a branch of human ignorance.
Faith, if it is ever right about anything, is right by accident.
The truth is that we simply do not know what happens after death.
Fundamentalism is only a problem if the fundamentals are a problem.
The problem that religious moderation poses for all of us is that it
Atheism is just a way of clearing the space for better conversations.
You cannot take death for apostasy seriously and be working for peace.
The problem is that religion tends to give people bad reasons to be good.
Most of us are genuinely unaware that it is possible to change our minds.
Consciousness is the one thing in this universe that cannot be an illusion.
The bad sort of vulnerability comes in pretending to be someone you're not.
Religious moderation is the product of secular knowledge and scriptural ignorance.
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