Sam Harris was the New Atheist who was willing to acknowledge facts over a partisan narrative. When fellow atheist Mark Riebling wrote a detailed historical book about Pope Pius XII, which pointed out how it was silly to call him Hitler’s pope even though it is indisputable that he was involved in several plots to kill Hitler, Harris supported the book. He admitted he had been wrong to support (the KGB inspired) attacks on the pope. Facts over doctrine. Such beautiful times.