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Sioux Falls Atheists endorse The End of Faith for warning us about the great
dangers of religious intolerance in a world with weapons of mass destruction.

The End of Faith
Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason
By Sam Harris

The End of Faith (2004) - 336 pages
The End Of Faith at Amazon.com

The Dangers of Religion Breeding Conflict in a Nuclear World

In The End Of Faith, Sam Harris delivers a startling analysis of the clash between reason and religion in the modern world. He offers a vivid, historical tour of our willingness to suspend reason in favor of religious beliefs - even when these beliefs inspire the worst of human atrocities. Harris argues that in the presence of weapons of mass destruction we cannot expect to survive our religious differences indefinitely. Most controversially, he argues that "moderation" in religion poses considerable dangers of its own, as the accommodation we have made to religious faith in our society now blinds us to the role that faith plays in perpetuating human conflict.

While warning against the encroachment of organized religion into world politics, Harris draws on insights from neuroscience, philosophy, and Eastern mysticism to deliver a call for a truly modern foundation for ethics and spirituality that is both secular and humanistic.

Sam Harris received his degree in philosophy from Stanford University. He is now completing his doctorate in neuroscience. The End Of Faith is his first book. Please visit his Web site at samharris.org.


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The End of Faith
Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason
By Sam Harris

Sioux Falls Atheists endorse The End of Faith for warning us about the great
dangers of religious intolerance in a world with weapons of mass destruction.