Earlier this morning, I noticed that Jerry Coyne had a post entitled, “David Brooks and his weakness for the spiritual” and promoted it on twitter:
David Brooks and his weakness for the spiritual http://t.co/XaUQLObrsj
— Jerry Coyne (@Evolutionistrue) September 6, 2014
A weakness for the spiritual? This makes “the spiritual” sound like a bad thing. So I chuckled to myself, as the same Jerry Coyne had previously promoted Sam Harris and his efforts at promoting the spiritual!
Now, you have to wonder if Harris sent Coyne a testy email. Why? Coyne has since gone back and quietly changed the title of his blog to David Brooks and his weakness for the sacred
Credit goes to Sam Harris for teaching atheists not to disrespect the spiritual. 🙂