Are we better off without religion?

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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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Religion and spirituality in the widest sense are ... by Stefan Thiesen on Wednesday, Mar 3, 2010 at 5:54:02 AM
Suggesting that all religion is harmful is irrespo... by Don Smith on Wednesday, Mar 3, 2010 at 12:42:13 PM