March 26th, 2010
11:07 AM ET

Video: Why we should ditch religion

John D. Sutter

For the world to tackle truly important problems, people have to stop looking to religion to guide their moral compasses, the philosopher Sam Harris told CNN.

"We should be talking about real problems, like nuclear proliferation and genocide and poverty and the crisis in education," Harris said in a recent interview at the TED Conference in Long Beach, California. TED is a nonprofit group dedicated to "ideas worth spreading."

"These are issues which tremendous swings in human well-being depend on. And it's not at the center of our moral concern."

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  1. Wayne

    Why should we ditch religion? Because there is no "God" and because the Christian religion came into being when child molestion was considered acceptable. Jesus was never married and hung around with children. Makes you wonder. At the very least, he felt it was acceptable. At the very most, he participated. Yes, religion must go. The sooner, the better.

    March 26, 2010 at 11:22 am |