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Islam and the future of tolerance : Sam Harris & Maajid Nawaz

Islam_Small@2xLooking forward to adding this to the library that includes the complete works of Sam Harris.
Incidentally, I used to have 3 signed copies of the Moral Landscape but I gave one to a woman who had recently ‘deconverted’ and who also had a crush on Sam. Unfortunately she ended up marrying an abusive Christian and I heard he burned a bunch of her books and the Moral Landscape was among them.

Sigh…(glad I got multiples)

Maajid Nawaz, you and Sam need to make sure you do a book tour so I can get this signed by both of you.

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For Certain Christians, Lying for Jesus is Justified in the Abortion Wars

Leviticus 19:11 makes clear: "Ye shall not steal, neither deal falsely, neither lie one to another."There's quite a bit of the Bible that conservative Christian activists tend to leave out, but Biblical prohibitions against lying are routinely given short shrift by those intent on seeing God's will done on Earth. We don't have to look far for examples of it -- from Christians arguing that LGBT people are predators to politicians pretending that being gay is a choice, these lies are common.The Washington Post has a good look at another popular outlet for faith-based lying: the abortion debate, and the notoriously deceptive idea of "crisis pregnancy centers." Reporter Petula Dvorak examines the work of one Virginia activist, Pat Lohman, in particular.shutterstock_296153609

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