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  •  Impossible to separate the two (4+ / 0-)

    cults are degrees of religion
    religions are degrees of cults

    The 1st Am protects the free assembly of people in either/both regardless of whether one can discern a subjective or objective difference between them.

    The problem is our inability to speak freely and openly about the ruinous effects on our society related to religion.  

    Religion is directly responsible for causing serious social damage and very few are willing to acknowledge this.  Also, the level of religiosity engaged in by people is a frequent indicator of serious social ills driving them to this type of behavior.

    However, when is the last time you heard a news story, a politician or a well known academic lamenting over the level of religiosity engaged in by a particular social sub-group and say: "this is a cry for help, we need to address the socio-economic, educational, job opportunity, health care etc. challenges that are causing this destructive level of religiousity"?

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    Religion is like sodomy: harmless for consenting adults and cruel if forced on a child.

    by Caoimhin Laochdha on Sun Aug 12, 2007 at 08:43:33 AM PDT

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