Sam Harris Gets Spiritual (But Still Hates Religion)
Along with fellow religion-haters Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens, Sam Harris is fiercely smart and never wishy-washy. So when his new book on “waking up” to spirituality arrived in our office, we did a double take. What? Is one of the most militant leaders of the new atheism movement getting all soft on us? Not quite. The famous skeptic is just as edgy–and masterful–as ever.
Want to hear even more from Sam Harris? Here is our entire un-edited converstaion with the author of Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion and Letter to a Christian Nation.
Deepak Chopra’s Mystical Vision of God
Deepak Chopra’s new book, The Future of God, is about many things. It is an answer to the New Atheists, a handbook on how to be spiritual without being religious, and a popular work of mystical theology. But Deepak’s final vision of the future of God is captured in the very last sentence of the book: “the universe is God made manifest.” He spoke to our guest host, Rice University’s Jeffrey Kripal. From January 2015.