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 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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End of Faith
This book is excellent and well written. It will answer many questions regarding faith. I would recommend it to anybody who is seeking the truth about religion.
Good Book, Annoying Presentation
This is a good book and a worthwhile read. However, it fails as an audiobook because of the narrator's voice, intonation, and cadence. I couldn't imagine listening to the whole thing... Frankly, I'd rather chew broken glass.
I'd recommend the book. But at the price the audiobook is selling for, it's just not worth it.
Re Produce this Audiobook
Whoever made the choice to have this narrator read the book, made a huge mistake, Seriously this type of book needs to be read by the author, it is not a book of fiction I just finished the authors most recent book on audio and wanted to listen ti this one but I found
i turned it off about 1/4 of the way into the first chapter. Too bad really
I can't imagine that the author is very pleased with the poor choice that was made to have this guy read the book. AWEFUL really Aweful.