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The End of Faith Audiobook

The End of Faith

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Publisher's Summary

Here is an impassioned plea for reason in a world divided by faith. This important and timely work 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, the world can no longer tolerate views that pit one true god against another. Most controversially, he argues that the 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.

©2007 Sam Harris; (P)2004 W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.

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    Wesley L. Schelling Jr. 07-21-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Everyone should read this book."

    If we want to succeed as a species, we must learn how to overcome our past. Sam Harris explains in a rational matter the first steps towards that necessary goal.

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    Ryan Siebert 07-13-16
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    "Great book, boring presentation."

    The current narrator read the book like an encyclopedia. I hope Sam will release an updating version where reads the book. Great book though

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    August 07-13-16
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    "Important ideas"

    Important ideas; shining a light on the dark corner of our tolerance towards intolerance.

    I would probably had preferred Sam as narrator.

    It might have been better if it were more focused on contemporary issues, rather than the depth of the chapter on meditation, which merits its own book (that also actually exists, written by Sam Harris, which I recommend).

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    wayde 05-24-16
    wayde 05-24-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Great read, if you can handle honesty."

    If you can handle political incorrectness, then this book is for you. This book delves deep into what divides or world.

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    Jeannette Kay Remington 05-08-16
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    "Don't Buy! Harris narrates it free on podcast!"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Anyone who enjoys a bad narrator.


    What didn’t you like about Brian Emerson’s performance?

    Does not do justice to the author's compelling ideas. Painful to listen to.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    The book as a piece of literature is amazing. The narration is what prevents me from enjoying or finishing it.


    Any additional comments?

    One week after I purchased this book, the author decided to release his own narration of it for free on his podcast. His motivation was the overwhelmingly awful feedback he's been getting about the quality of the audiobook. So, this purchase was a frustrating waste!

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    Chris 04-09-16
    Chris 04-09-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Compelling"

    One of the most thoughtful books on the topic that I have come across. Sam Harris speaks on the deepest questions in human life and make key points that everybody needs to hear.

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    Howard B Osgood 04-04-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Sam's intellectually honesty is refreshing!!!"

    I was a big fan before reading "The end of faith" and am even more so now. Thanks Sam!!

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    Ward Hammond 03-19-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Bravo"

    Bold, courageous and packed with incredible lucidity. Thank you. Another must read and re-read. But alas, I imagine that those who need to read it most never will.

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    carlos 03-10-16
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    "a must-read religion and current affairs "

    it became a great incentive to get in the car and ejoy the great reading

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    Tim 02-26-16
    Tim 02-26-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Sam Harris drops the Mike in every chapter"

    started off great and never let up throughout the entirety of the book. if I could give it more stars I would.any intellectual thinker should at the least find this book intriguing.

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