Scientia Bonum et Malum
The Bible is a constant source of consolation and guidance for billions of people in the world.
by Sam Harris Tom Flynn, the editor of Free Inquiry , has invited me to contribute four essays to this magazine over the course of the next year. This invitation comes after he wrote a mixed, misleading, and ultimately exasperating review of my book, The End of Faith , in these very pages.  Having accepted his invitation, I now feel a mixture of emotions about which psychological science has precious little to say.