This is what happens if religion takes over common sense. - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Tony Silver - Kopenhagen
    • 26.01.11 | 16:59 (IST)

    More endorphins please 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. This is what happens if religion takes over common sense.

    from the article: Police nab Palestinian cell linked to murders of American and Israeli
    First published 10:17 26.01.11 | Last updated 10:17 26.01.11
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