For the January meetings, we’ll discuss Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion by Sam Harris, New York Times bestselling author, neuroscientist, and “new atheist”. Amazon says,
Waking Up is for the 30 percent of Americans who follow no religion, but who suspect that Jesus, Buddha, Lao Tzu, Rumi, and the other saints and sages of history could not have all been epileptics, schizophrenics, or frauds. Waking Up is part seeker’s memoir and part exploration of the scientific underpinnings of spirituality. No other book marries contemplative wisdom and modern science in this way, and no author other than Sam Harris-a scientist, philosopher, and famous skeptic-could write it.