Hello guys, first post here.
I want to make you aware of a philosophical paper (still in a draft version) called “Why Religion Fails to Deliver: From Blind Faith to Scientific Spirituality” - free to read either here https://univie.academia.edu/GregorFlock or here http://philpapers.org/profile/39169 - in which the author quotes rather massively from Mr Harris’ 2005 book and is by and large of the same opinion.
For those scientifically-minded guys who are opposed to the term “spiritual”, I recommend reading this article of Mr Harris http://www.samharris.org/blog/item/a-plea-for-spirituality. Or read his new book “Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion” (http://www.samharris.org/blog/item/the-path-between-pseudo-spirituality-and-pseudo-science) in which Harris, judging by the title, seems to move along similar lines to the above paper by Gregor Flock.
Also, if someone who is reading this is more familiar with Mr Harris (I am not), perhaps point out the “Why Religion Fails to Deliver” paper to him; he and the author of the paper seem to share very similar views.
There is no need for intra-thread links here, Mr. Phil. The paper is yours, right? Why not say that?
Dr. Harris does not participate in the forum.
My apologies for the intra-thread links then; I thought (still think) they are useful to for drawing the attention of visitors from other threads, besides the fact that the article would also have fitted into the other forums and that I had to decide for one despite not being a fan of the either-or mode; the intra-thread links were a sort of compromise.
I am aware that Mr Harris does not post in this forum but that does not speak against the potential fulfillment of my request, does it? (there being other ways of communication than this forum)
Given my nickname and the name of the author of the paper, your conclusion is well-justified and perhaps even true.