Sam Harris is a Professional Atheist

 
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... who writes books, gives lectures, hosts interviews, gives interviews, etc. all targeted toward changing the worldview of an audience who, as he also professes, has no free will?

 
 
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bbearren - 22 November 2019 11:25 AM

... who writes books, gives lectures, hosts interviews, gives interviews, etc. all targeted toward changing the worldview of an audience who, as he also professes, has no free will?

Having no free will doesn’t mean you can’t influence others.  Reason and logic will destroy the insanity of religion in time.  Hallucinations and brainwashing will eventually fall to the truth of our circumstance if we survive long enough. 
Did you choose to have your revelations?  Perception is the reality in your mind, but not outside of it.

 
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DEGENERATEON - 22 November 2019 08:33 PM
bbearren - 22 November 2019 11:25 AM

... who writes books, gives lectures, hosts interviews, gives interviews, etc. all targeted toward changing the worldview of an audience who, as he also professes, has no free will?

Having no free will doesn’t mean you can’t influence others.

Isn’t that a non sequitur?  If the one who would influence does so without volition, the object of the one who must influence is, without volition, equally resistant to such influence.

Reason and logic will destroy the insanity of religion in time.

Reason and logic are equally limited by the absence of free will, are they not?

Hallucinations and brainwashing will eventually fall to the truth of our circumstance if we survive long enough.

In the absence of free will, what is truth?

Did you choose to have your revelations?

No, I did not.

Perception is the reality in your mind, but not outside of it.

There is no mind, only brain.  Isn’t that right?  And while we each have our own perceptions, we can’t each have our own reality, can we?  Physics, quantum mechanics, climate science, the observable universe and lots of other stuff have the same reproducible predictions and reality for anyone who has the skill set.

And there’s this: The Split-Brain Phenomenon