Last week, a reader/colleague referred me to this debate between spiritual materialist, Deepak Chopra, and atheist party-pooper, Sam Harris (and others). Watch and be amazed….
Admittedly, I had never heard of this video. In fact, I didn’t even know people still talked about this whack ass shit. What is consciousness? Is there a God? Puh-leeeeeeze…. These two penis heads sound like a brick of talking processed cheese food. Nope. When it comes to this boy-talk, I’m defs with Russian Constructivist/Productivist painter, Alexander Rodchenko:
Which is basically to say, let the best-sellers fight over whose belief system has got more pink fuzzy stars from mommy, while the rest of us make sweet sweet taboo love to the post-apocalypse….
Anyway, for those who don’t know, “Same” Harris is considered to be part of the “New Atheism” movement. He’s also the author of The End of Faith, which basically makes him one of the worst religious studies writers on the planet. He’s also known for calling Islam “not even remotely a religion of peace” and penning a more or less incomprehensible rant against the Park51 Islamic Center, which is set to be built two block from “Ground Zero.”
Then there’s some dude named Deepak. Honestly, I never read a single thing by him and probably never will. I have, however, bought a few Gift Certificates to one of his spas for some lady friends in the past, which got me major brownie points, so….
Hmmm…. what else?
Oh, yeah. This is what Deepak looks like:
This is what Sam Harris Looks like:
And, this is what Alexander Rodchenko looks like:
Yeah, I’m sticking with the agro Russian dude in the cable-knit sweater….