Ever since Mr Harris hit the bigtime with his wonderful books, applause, applause, I have often wondered how he was raised. My guess is that he was born into a Jewish family and raised as a middle-class Jewish kid, maybe even bar mitzvah, but as he got older, he outgrew the religious programming and became a free thinker. My guess.
Does anybody know?
What is interesting is that the media hardly ever mentions his upbringing, and I feel that the media is hiding something for some reason. If in fact he was raised in a Jewish family. then he will be seen by Christians who disagree with him, as just another Jewish critic who doesn't get it. SIGH.
So I want to know: was Sam Harris Jewish in his earlier days. NOT that it matters one iota, I just wanna know. My guess is yes. I think only a formerly Jewish guy would take on the Christian church this way? Not as an antagonist, but as a friend. But I doubt they would see it that way….