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View Diary: My Sister's Apology To Religion (Well, SOME of Them . . .) (27 comments)

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  •  Thank you for so beautifullly illustrating (0+ / 0-)

    several of the specific forms of harm religion causes.

    1. The tendency to speak for others, rather than for yourself.
    1. The tendency to divide the world in binary fashion, Us vs. Them. which leads to the necessity and haste to judge others.
    1. The tendency to be intolerant of criticism and hostile to intellectual inquiry.
    1. The tendency to devalue independent thought, questioning assumptions and challenging authority - all qualities vital for the health and sustainability of free society and scientific progress.
    1. The tendency to instinctively reject challenges to religion in a knee-jerk, automatic fashion.
    1. The tendency to hostility as a default life-stance.

    Always make new mistakes - Esther Dyson

    by RandomActsOfReason on Mon Oct 11, 2010 at 12:53:51 PM PDT

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