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The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason
The End of Faith Religion Terror and the Future of Reason
Author: Sam Harris
An impassioned plea for reason in a world divided by faith. — 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 har...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780393327656
ISBN-10: 0393327655
Publication Date: 10/10/2005
Pages: 224
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3.8 stars, based on 81 ratings
Publisher: W. W. Norton
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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jeffp avatar reviewed The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason on + 201 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 9
This is a challenging and thoughtful book. Harris has done the world a great service by writing it, and everyone should read it and really think about it in depth. His central premise is that faith itself is dangerous and cannot be spared the kinds of criticism that we give to other kinds of muddled thinking. From that basis he develops a few other - fascinating - points as well.

I cannot recommend this book strongly enough. Please, please read it!
reviewed The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason on + 203 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 9
An intelligent analysis of the clash between reason and religion as it is practiced today and in the past. Harris makes a strong argument against the encroachment of organized religion into world politics. A book filled with things and situations to think about.
FreakZilla avatar reviewed The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason on + 28 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
This book is excellent. It really points out all the stupidity and danger of religion.
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Helpful Score: 5
This book is unlike any book I have ever read. It is very thought provoking, sensible, and threatening. It will test one's faith, but in a good way. This is important reading for all people who are concerned about the direction in which the world is heading.
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Helpful Score: 4
great book on the pitfalls of religion, and the influence it has on geopolitics
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reviewed The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason on + 354 more book reviews
An amazing book. His theory is that the belief in religion and its idea of faith in non believable and outdated ideas is responsible for many of todays ills. Faith is used to make people continue to believe in outdated in false facts. He uses the Muslims as an example. Still believing in stuff out of the 14th century. Worth a reread as some was difficult to get.
cfierro avatar reviewed The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason on + 2 more book reviews
Great book and intelligently written. Many new ideas presented about the way we view faith (or SHOULD view faith) and how it is not necessary to lead a moral life. Sam Harris is a true American icon!
budtuggli avatar reviewed The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason on + 5 more book reviews
This is a very compelling, thought-provoking book. It advocates the end of blind reliance in faith as opposed to a reasoned reliance on ethical thought. I recommend it highly.


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