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The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason - Sam Harris
The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason
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Natalie Angier wrote in The New York Times: "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."This important... show more
Natalie Angier wrote in The New York Times: "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."This important and timely book delivers a startling analysis of the clash of faith and reason in today's world. Harris offers a vivid historical tour of mankind's willingness to suspend reason in favor of religious beliefs, even when those beliefs are used to justify harmful behavior and sometimes-heinous crimes. He asserts that in the shadow of weapons of mass destruction, we can no longer tolerate views that pit one true god against another. Most controversially, he argues that we cannot afford moderate lip service to religion; an accommodation that only blinds us to the real perils of fundamentalism. While warning against the encroachment of organized religion into world politics, Harris also draws on new evidence from neuroscience and insights from philosophy to explore spirituality as a biological, brain-based need. He calls on us to invoke that need in taking a secular humanistic approach to solving the problems of this world.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780393327656 (0393327655)
ASIN: 393327655
Publisher: W. W. Norton
Pages no: 348
Edition language: English
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Emad Attely [The Book Nerd]
Emad Attely [The Book Nerd] rated it
2.0 The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason
There are many good points in this book.And, on the other hand, there is a huge amount of bullshit!This book, in my opinion, is full of meaningless ideas and false accusations. Sam Harris apparently doesn't mean understand Islam or even religion for that matter. I felt that he read the Koran just to...
Dom na skraju mrowiska
Dom na skraju mrowiska rated it
4.0 Koniec wiary. Religia, terror i przyszłość rozumu
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Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
1.0
mp3dedication: for my motherReligion; Terrorism; Elitism; Cruelty; Arrogance
MochaMike
MochaMike rated it
While covering much the same ground as Christopher Hitchens in God Is Not Great, Harris does so with a voice less harsh, one sounding less like a diatribe. He scope is wider than Hitchens allowing him to make points that Hitchens doesn’t as well, e.g. that the tolerant religious are so at the expens...
EricCWelch
EricCWelch rated it
Finally, the a-theist (hyphen deliberate) crowd is responding to all the religious claptrap with a vengeance. I've read Dawkins, Dennett and now Harris (I think this book should also be read with Letter to a Christian Nation which was his response to all the hate mail he received.) Harris makes a ve...
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