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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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    Janet 05-01-17
    Janet 05-01-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Sam Harris has a great perspective on this subject!"

    I know that most who will read / listen to this book will already agree with it. That being said, most will walk away with a new perspective on religion and the role it plays in our world. Give a copy to a friend or family member or both.

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    Kindle Customer 04-18-17
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    "Better narrator needed."

    Sam Harris should of read his own work, the words didn't sound right coming from the narrator .

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    Robert 03-25-17
    Robert 03-25-17 Member Since 2015
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    "I wish Sam had read this himself."

    I have listened to all of Sam Harris's audiobooks and frequently listen to his podcast. I don't think that there is anything particularly wrong with Brian Emerson's performance, but Sam imbues extra meaning into his works through his specific cadence. I'm not sure if Mr. Emerson has read of Sam's other work, but I didn't get the impression that he was on board with many of the concepts.

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    Always Curious Mike 03-18-17
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    "Courageous work"

    Plenty of interesting perspectives, the most interesting of which I think is the ridiculousness and problems of religious moderates.

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    Matt W 01-25-17
    Matt W 01-25-17 Member Since 2016
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    "The world needs more of this"

    If your religion is built on such a solid foundation, it should withstand you (or anyone) questioning it. This book is a great place to start doing that. It makes great points that (if you are truly objective) can help people erode the effects of the brainwashing they received since the age of two (including myself). That said, I think the book would be more enjoyable if he had used more common terminology instead of sounding like he was trying to show off his intellect through the overuse of "big words." I know what they mean...it just made for a less smooth listen. Overall, though, he makes excellent points that need to get across to more human beings.

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    Douglas 12-28-16
    Douglas 12-28-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Fantastic"

    I cant believe that people with readonable minds are so outnumbered by idiots. I'm very happy that authors like Mr.Harris are out there giving science and reason a voice. This should be required reading for all kids in the 8th grade. Keep it up Sam!!!

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    Rich Turner Seattle area, WA 11-10-16
    Rich Turner Seattle area, WA 11-10-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Essential reading/listen"

    This is an essential read for anyone concerned about the future of humanity and some if the biggest Business in the way if or progress, safety and chained

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    Hamed 11-03-16
    Hamed 11-03-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Pseudo Expert"

    Sam has a few good points when it comes some logical arguments in his other books-- lying, free will, and wake up. However when it comes to Islam and the Quran and Muslim psychology, his opinions are based on ignorance, hate, fear mongering, orientalist mind set, and very superficial analysis. His understanding of Islam is that of an outsider.

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    "Merci Sam pour ce Livre, l'humanité en a besoin"

    Ce livre contient plusieurs arguments et outils afin de répondre aux défendeurs des atrocités des religions. À la fois logique et cohérent, je le recommande à tous

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    Trent 09-20-16
    Trent 09-20-16
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    "Great book but really bad narrator"

    I bought a hard copy of this book a fee years back and really enjoyed it's content. I decided to buy the audio version of it. The narrator did a really unsatisfactory job he seemed to even disagree with what he was reading at certain points.

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