[ExI] Why religion at all?
stefano.vaj at gmail.com
Sun Jun 6 11:06:21 UTC 2010
On 4 June 2010 04:43, Keith Henson <hkeithhenson at gmail.com> wrote:
> The capacity to be sucked into a religion is a widespread human
> behavioral trait.
I suspect "religion", in its vaguest and broadest sense, including
several purely secular beliefs (e.g., the "religion of science") to be
a fundamental trait of out etology - and a rather neutral one, for
On the other hand, this does not prevent me in the least from opposing
a number of actual, very specific, religions the peculiar tenets of
which I abhor. The so-called "religions of the Book" in the first
place. Their replacement with something else would not affect the
possible human need for "religion" any more than their past success
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