[ExI] Fwd: New Article

Sergio M.L. Tarrero sergio.ml.tarrero at mac.com
Mon Oct 8 20:28:54 UTC 2007

On Oct 8, 2007, at 3:24 PM, Henrique Moraes Machado (oplnk) wrote:

> Important theme. However I strongly disagree with Mr Harris in one  
> thing.
> Basically he's saying to atheists in general to get in the closet.  
> I don't
> think we should lie or hide anything. We should state clearly our  
> position.
> To prove my point, let me suggest an exercise. Suppose you're a gay  
> activist
> fighting for the rights of homossexuals. Now take Sam's text and  
> replace the
> words "atheist", "humanist", "secularist" etc by "gay",  
> "homosexual", etc.
> How would you feel about his speech now?
> Let's NOT get in the closet.

Appropriate as a follow-up to this issue, Sam Harris has posted an  
additional explanation to his fellow atheists, some of whom have been  
very critical of his talk, for his rationale...


Sergio M.L. Tarrero
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