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All religion sucks except Jainism -Sam Harris

I was reluctant to use this as topic header. This was stated by Sam Harris. I would like to introduce Sam Harris to u before I get carried with topic.

Sam Harris:
“If I could wave a magic wand and get rid of either rape or religion, I would not hesitate to get rid of religion. I think more people are dying as a result of our religious myths than as a result of any other ideology.”

Probably this sentence from Sam Harris would have given you an appropriate image about Sam.
He is popularly known as an atheist, who condemns all religions in the world except Jainism. His ideas on “How Religion puts the world under Risk” are being admired by many. He is the author of the New York Times bestsellers, The End of Faith and Letter to a Christian Nation. His work has been published in over ten languages.
He is a graduate in philosophy from Stanford University and has studied both Eastern and Western religious traditions, along with a variety of contemplative disciplines, for twenty years. Mr. Harris is completing a doctorate in neuroscience.

Sam Harris on Jainism:
He endorses Jainism, a religion-philosophy from India that finds God in the unchanging traits of the human soul. But everyone who organizes his or her life around an ancient text that purports to convey the words and sentiments of God — Harris would like you to surrender your prayers, history and traditions. You are welcome to check out Jainism, but Harris recommends that you accept his conclusion, which is that we live in a universe without God. Deal with it
Selected portion of Sam Harris’s interview

Do u think that there is such a thing as peaceful religion?
Ohh sure, Jainism is the best example that I know of. It emerged in India at more or less the same time as Buddhism. Non violence is its core doctrine. Jain “extremists” wear mask in order to avoid breathing in any leaving thing. To be a practicing Jain, you need to be vegetarian and a pacifist. So the more deranged and dogmatic a jain becomes, the less likely he/she is going to harm living beings. Jains believe certain things on insufficient evidence and that’s not a good idea in my opinion. I can even imagine a scenario where Jain dogma can get people killed. I Don’t actually know what Jains actually say on this subjest. But lets say that they became unwilling to kill even bacteria and forbade the use of antibiotics.

Do u feel at any point of time, Jain start endangering human lives?
Probably. But the point is, we are not likely to be in a situation where jains start to endanger people’s life and rights, because they are so peaceful.

Why are you also critical of Christians who believe that Martin Luther King Jr is the best exemplar of their religion?
I am convinced that Jainism is a better guide than the Bible to become a nonviolent activist, like King Jr was. The Christian claim over King Jr as a moral, socially engaged Christian is ironic because he was directly influenced by Gandhi, who was strongly influenced by Jainism. Christians are convinced that the Ten Commandments are the absolute statement of morality but they should look at Jainism. Mahavira, the founder of Jainism, surpassed the morality, of the Bible in one, in just one sentence: Do not injure, abuse, oppress, enslave, insult, torment, torture or kill any creature or living being. Christians who swear by the Bible have abused, oppressed, enslaved, insulted, tormented, tortured, and killed people in the name of their scriptures for centuries. Had the Bible contained the teachings of Mahavira as its central precept, perhaps we would be living in a different world.

You are an atheist but if you were to choose a religion would it be Jainism?
I believe one can be a moral being without belonging to any religion. Besides, Jainism has other consequences. I am not a pacifist. I don't want Gandhi or Mahavira to decide our response to someone like Hitler. If we had listened to these two men, we would have continued to be ruled by the Nazis for another millennium.

"Non violence is the supreme religion"