What is Conversational Intolerance?
Be sure to look up Sam Harris.
Conversational intolerance is a concept put forward by the author Sam Harris. He suggests that all religious beliefs should be challenged on the basis of evidence, but is not advocating religious persecution.
He suggests that logical investigation and conversation are essential to move forward in every other field of knowledge and that this should now apply to religious beliefs. For example, he argues that radical views in recognised academic subjects are not readily accepted - people expect and even demand logical reasons and robust evidence to support theories. Why should religious views be exempt from such examination?
Just a short answer to a big subject! Read his book - The End Of Faith - for the full explanation.
by thirdmillenium 3 years ago
It is quite understandable for the rationals to pity the believers for their purported ignorance and obstinate adherence to their religious beliefs. They think they know the truth which may well be the case. What I do not understand is the way they put down the believers as though they were some...
by Grace Marguerite Williams 4 years ago
Wilderness has a way of presenting a logical and intelligent conclusion to many arguments. What makes so many people drawn to religion although the bases of religion aren't based upon any logical premise? Why do so many people feel the need to have a religion? Is...
by Grace Marguerite Williams 2 years ago
Who is............GOD? Deep, insightful, logical, & analytical answers please.
by Andrew0208 8 years ago
Man is a Spirit:Spirit is associated with the unseen right?The breath of the Almighty in man, this spirit lives in man who is clothed in a body. Why do I say man is a spirit? Have you ever listened to your inner man before acting physically? we ought to live from the inside not outside. The true...
by Alan 2 years ago
Why are some christians so afraid of addressing other possibilities?Does the truth of your beliefs depend upon having the beliefs? Or do they stand true whether your believe or not?
by Baileybear 8 years ago
I'm reading Tania Levin's memoir about being in and out of a pentecostal megachurch (Hillsong - formed from AoG). It's a fascinating read, and I share a lot of her observations. Tania describes Hillsong as a cult and gives reasons why. They are after recruitment and money. People don't...
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