We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
She addresses author Sam Harris' contention that religion concerns ideas which are "patently absurd and increasingly maladaptive." Harris appears to view religion as the prime source of evil in the world:
When we find reliable ways to make human beings more loving, less fearful, and genuinely enraptured by the fact of our appearance in the cosmos, we will have no need for divisive religious myths.
A three-times daily dose of pot, LSD, crystal meth, and heroin ought to work fine - or Soma: That quote sounds more than a little Brave New Worldish for me; as Sisu notes: "find reliable ways to make human beings more loving," "Make them...?" We who?"
Right. I suspect he means more docile towards his view. What if it pleases me to be difficult and controlling and arrogant and cantakerous and opinionated....like Harris? Read her piece.