The blog is an interesting combination of postings on mental health, public health, social work, education, politics and spirituality. I recommend that you take a look.
One of the most pernicious effects of religion is that it tends to divorce morality from the reality of human and animal suffering. Religion allows people to imagine that their concerns are moral when they are not - that is, when they have nothing to do with suffering or its alleviation. Indeed, religion allows people to imagine that their concerns are moral when they are highly immoral - that is, when pressing these concerns inflicts unnecessary and appalling suffering on innocent human beings. This explains why Christians like yourself expend more 'moral' energy opposing abortion than fighting genocide. It explains why you are more concerned about human embryos than about the lifesaving promise of stem-cell research, And it explains why you can preach against condom use in sub-Saharan Africa while millions die from AIDS there each year.
-- Sam Harris, Letter To A Christian Nation
Sunday, November 12, 2006
New blog of interest
I found a new blog yesterday that's called Markham's Behavioral Health. While browsing through the archives, I came across the following: