"The men who committed the atrocities of September 11 were certainly not ‘cowards’ as they repeatedly described in Western media, nor where they lunatics in any ordinary sense. They were men of faith—perfect faith as it turns out—as this, it must finally be acknowledged, is a terrible thing to be."
Sam Harris (via jamcloust)
"People are not stupid. They believe things for reasons. The last way for skeptics to get the attention of bright, curious, intelligent people is to belittle or condescend or to show arrogance toward their beliefs."
"She believed in nothing. Only her scepticism kept her from being an atheist."