ARCHIVE - Sam Harris: "I now realize...that I knew nothing of the pain that a pious Muslim man might feel at the sight of young women learning to read."

Archive: Thu Feb 5 13:18:59 2009
Title: Sam Harris: "I now realize...that I knew nothing of the pain that a pious Muslim man might feel at the sight of young women learning to read."
Mood: intrigued
A reply to Jerry Coyne's 'Seeing is Believing' (a generic theist rant) by several prominent atheists. Its long, but generally interesting, but my favorite take-away quote from the whole thing has to be by Sam Harris:

I now realize -- belatedly and to my great chagrin -- that I knew nothing of the pain that a pious Muslim man might feel at the sight of young women learning to read.

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