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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Does religion help make a better world?

Religions have been part of the human experience for a very long time, and, in my (humble) opinion, religions have helped, in an overall sense, to "guide" humanity's journey in positive spite of the 'ugliness' and outright 'horror' of some of the practices carried out by some, in the name of "religion". If humanity had evolved completely without any 'religious teachings', I hardly know what our world might be like, but my guess is that "human-nature" all by itself (i.e., without that "religious guidance") would not have fared nearly as well as we have, thus far. Going forward, I'm not sure "religions" (per se) will survive the challenges relating to how all humanity can finally "get together" and "agree to disagree" and otherwise learn to 'tolerate' one another in better ways than what we have seen of late.

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