harris end of faith (1)

Sam Harris: The End of Faith (W.W.Norton & Company, 2004, 2005) Lively anecdotal evidence to the effect that religions, and Bible based religions in particular inspire violent behavior in their followers. Missing, however, is a psychological or sociological analysis of the religious mind and religious behavior to explain why this occurs. Cardinal de la Pole took a step along these lines during the English Reformation. But we are in sore need of scientific study of this phenomenon if we are to make progress toward rooting out religion once and for all.