Anyone else here feel like Sam Harris is a Trojan horse for Zionism?
While I think Seder is on the money in regards to what Sam Harris has to say about Muslims, he is to the best of my knowledge not a Zionist. Here is what is quoted from him by Wikipedia.
"I don't think Israel should exist as a Jewish state. I think it is obscene, irrational and unjustifiable to have a state organized around a religion. So I don't celebrate the idea that there's a Jewish homeland in the Middle East. I certainly don't support any Jewish claims to real estate based on the Bible. Though I just said that I don't think Israel should exist as a Jewish state, the justification for such a state is rather easy to find. We need look no further than the fact that the rest of the world has shown itself eager to murder the Jews at almost every opportunity. So, if there were going to be a state organized around protecting members of a single religion, it certainly should be a Jewish state. Now, friends of Israel might consider this a rather tepid defense, but it's the strongest one I've got. I think the idea of a religious state is ultimately untenable."
So explain to me how Harris is a "a Trojan horse for Zionism"?
I think Seder's attack on Harris's PHD from UCLA is absurd. Seder's countance in his discussion about Harris positon is disturbingly bias to the max. It sounds as bad as the NRA's bull shit from the other side around.
Here is a more balanced discussion that is also critical of Maher/Harris and Ben Affleck. I am not over enthused by this commentor either, but he does make sense on this topic, at least he is much fairer than Seder IMHO.