I am a huge fan of Sam Harris.
He a brilliant author and speaker. I enjoy his views on religion (obviously) but he also makes you think about reality and our state of being. Most importantly, he presents (sometimes complex) arguments coherently and available for mass consumption.
The below is a quote from Sam Harris during a debate with William Lane Craig with an illustration (by Skeptisketch) to enhance the point being made.
This is a great example of the way he makes a point stronger by using examples. Even more interesting is that this is during a debate with WLCraig. Craig is well known to obfuscate debates with multiple specious “arguments” in succession, make claims of non-existent support (ie. “as you may recall in my opening statement” and “did my opponent disprove (or prove) x y or z … I think not”) and otherwise hold a unique debating style. Most people will grant that his style of debate can be successful not because anyone watching the debate understands him or agrees with his logic, but rather through making it appear that he did not lose or that he supported the christian arguments.
So, in this debate with William Lane Craig, Sam Harris “takes the high road” and virtually ignores WLC’s efforts to lead the discussion into a “formal” debate following established debate principles and Sam presents the following: