I actually agree with Harris on his points about having to go over the same ground with theists all the time. His point being that when we self identify as atheists we invite others to come up with the same old arguments about why there is a god.
But really what we need to do is to talk about the real issues - such as gay marriage, the use of condoms, the fear of terrorism etc - and address these subjects with reason, science and rational thought.
In other words changing the topic of the arguments from god - to things that actually matter - the real issues that are facing us in this world - the real topics on which religion is preventing progress.
His 3rd point is regarding his belief that Atheism is against potentially beneficial sources of well-being such as meditation and other experiences historically associated with supernatural thinking.
I think we've blown that idea out of the water with our last discussion on meditation and atheism here on AN.
This is the best cartoon!
If you do really good things for others THEN announce you are an ATHEIST... I read someone that posted here... "I'm a better Christian than you are... and I'm an ATHEIST".
Being an Atheist doesn't make you "good". But being a good human makes you a good Atheist. Lead by example and not through "quotations".
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A Holiday Message from Ricky Gervais: Why I'm a good Christian.