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|Popular religious belief is caused by dysfunctional social conditions. This is the conclusion of the latest sociological research (pdf) conducted by Gregory Paul. Far from religion benefiting societies, as the 'moral-creator socioeconomic hypothesis' would have it, popular religion is a psychological mechanism for coping with high levels of stress and anxiety �' or so he suggests.|
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