Why Sam Harris should never be given any position of authority

The link between belief and behavior raises the stakes considerably. Some propositions are so dangerous that it may be ethical to kill people for believing them. This may seem an extraordinary claim, but it merely enunciates an ordinary fact about the world in which we live.

Sam Harris, (quoted What the New Atheists Don’t See, Theodore Dalrymple)

The only ‘link’ here is that Sam Harris is a frustrated  totalitarian.  And who would decide which beliefs are so dangerous as to require them to be killed? Plato was like this. A committee of philosopher kings who would decide what’s best for us plebs and kill off those who have the ‘wrong’ beliefs.


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