Sam Harris, on a televised debate on the topic “Does God Have a Future?” on ABC Nightline, with Harris and Michael Shermer against quantum woo-guru Deepak Chopra and Jean Houston.
The point here is, for all the grand things that he/she/it has supposedly created, this God is a very petty, petty being. Should someone who’s supposedly so immaculate and omnipotent as the holy God really get offended at frivolous things like sex outside of marriage, or for eating meat, or for eating food on fasting days, or for not dressing up like the religious doctrine says in a book? (Would God tell a woman how to or how not to dress herself up? That’s so crazily trifling!) Because such pettiness is most certainly a human flaw, and ideally, that is not a divine quality which could be attributed to an eternal and wise holy being. It shouldn’t be happening with an almighty heavenly God who has infinite mercy. Think about it—the traditional God of religion contradicts himself.
But these are beside the point of this awesome debate. Watch the entire debate on YouTube. It’s highly interesting and deeply engrossing for those who like stuff like this. You gotta watch Chopra getting his ass cooked and handed to him on a platter by Shermer and especially Harris.