Mr Harris is making one point repeatedly. That belief in even one small lie leaves us open to all lies. And when we act on lies, we only rarely reach what we are aiming for. Salmon fishing bears learn to allow for water's diffraction of light and swipe where the fish is apparently not. Apparently humans are condemned to hunger.
If there is one thing that is truly awesome in human nature it is its baffling, consistent display of spitefulness. If human nature has a god-like attribute it is its infinite capacity to explain away its failings.
Religion is the placebo of the masses
A coffin for their posthumous a…s,
actuarially yours, himjohn