The ignorance of religion

Published in People’s Post Claremont-Rondebosch, Tuesay 24 January 2012.

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The comments in the most recent People’s Post show a remarkable ignorance of religion. For example, we have the claim that you need to believe in god to become better morally and spiritually. “Spiritually” makes no sense as there is insufficient evidence to support the idea of a spirit. Morally, however, we know that the opposite holds true. The less religious a society the better the level of education, protection of human rights and the lower the levels of violence and prejudice. Continue reading

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