He doesn’t get a “Get out of religion free” card by using only one of the definitions of religion tongue emoticon
I mean, for those that agree with him, it does but for everybody else, what looks like a religious zealot, kinda is, although Sam Harris isn’t really *that* bad compared to Dawkins for example, but Dawkins makes himself an easy mark and enjoys himself in his late-life role.
“a pursuit or interest to which someone ascribes supreme importance.”
“consumerism is the new religion”
^ Also valid definition for religion. tongue emoticon Complain about my usage at will, but it won’t take it away from being a bona-fide part of the language. It doesn’t “lose all its meaning by being too broad”. It’s just another one of its meanings, which renders calling Sam Harris a religious zealot _potentially_ true.
Still, he hasn’t much choice in it though, and my portrayal of him can’t be changed either. Such freedom smile emoticon
[he’s selling books btw and acts the role of a motivational speaker ala Anthony Robbins for a different audience. Walks like a duck, quacks like a duck, etc…]