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Good and godless: Readers on Sam Harris, atheism and spirituality
Good and godless: Readers on Sam Harris, atheism and spirituality

Sam Harris -- author, outspoken atheist and neuroscientist -- has made several appearances on The Times' Op-Ed pages, most recently in an interview with Patt Morrison this week in which he reconciles his practice of "spirituality" with his advocacy of atheism. And as in the past, readers are responding in droves to Harris, a few in agreement, most not. Several readers, including those who describe themselves as atheists, find problems with Harris' brand of "spiritual but not religious"; believers say a lack of an objective source of morality makes any godless spirituality morally problematic. Others accuse Harris of oversimplifying the practices of believers...

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