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Anyone concerned about humanity should read this book.
on 13 August 2015
I've just finished reading 'The End of Faith' and I would recommend it to anyone whois interested in religion and its impact on the world, especially in the light, or should I say gloom, of the State of the Middle East. In the past I have thought that Sam Harris often took too hard a line and I've not always agreed, but this book has explained to me how he feels about religion and why. Now I couldn't agree with him more. I was especially interested in the sections discussing pacifism, war and torture, which are topics often questioned but rarely finding answers. At least I feel I have clear and comfortable views on these now, in so far as anyone can.
I've seen reviews that criticise Mr Harris's hostility to people who hold religious views. My impression has always been that his hostility is to those views and the holding of them, not to the persons. But such people would do well to read this book and then reflect on their beliefs.