The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason (Google eBook)

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W. W. Norton & Company, Sep 17, 2005 - Political Science - 256 pages
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"The End of Faith articulates the dangers and absurdities of organized religion so fiercely and so fearlessly that I felt relieved as I read it, vindicated....Harris writes what a sizable number of us think, but few are willing to say."—Natalie Angier, ?New York Times

In ?The End of Faith?, Sam Harris delivers a startling analysis of the clash between reason and religion in the modern world. He offers a vivid, historical tour of our willingness to suspend reason in favor of religious beliefs—even when these beliefs inspire the worst human atrocities. While warning against the encroachment of organized religion into world politics, Harris draws on insights from neuroscience, philosophy, and Eastern mysticism to deliver a call for a truly modern foundation for ethics and spirituality that is both secular and humanistic. Winner of the 2005 PEN/Martha Albrand Award for Nonfiction.

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Excellent research.. - Goodreads
The atheism arguements weken the terrorism insights - Goodreads
Great premise, but not popular with Christians. - Goodreads
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A great book by a great thinker. It made a strong case as to why faith, even in its moderate form, is dangerous to human civilization, and may potentially contribute to its demise in this century. This definitely increased my appetite to read more work by Sam Harris. Read full review

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Excellent read. A little repetitive at times, but gives a solid commentary with plenty of real world examples describing the state of the religious world. I am convinced religion will be the downfall ... Read full review

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Sam Harris is a graduate in philosophy from Stanford University.

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