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    • Tony Silver
    • 17.02.10 | 17:18 (IST)

    Religion erodes democracy. Religion enflames ethnic tensions. Religion is triumphalistic. Religion encourages war. Religion is a symptom of a brain dysfunction caused by a high degree of survival anxiety. Religion is pathological. A symbolic attempt by the brain to regulate it?s own chemistry (more endorphins please?) but it tolerates all kinds of delusional behavior and rewards the most extreme acting out. This kind of nitpicking nonsense has no place in the contemporary world

    from the article: Shahar Ilan / Ultra-Orthodox parties are Judaism's greatest enemies
    First published 03:10 16.02.10 | Last updated 17:38 16.02.10
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