Saturday, January 28, 2006

Religion and Social Dysfunction

A recent article in the journal Religion and Society noted significant correlation between religiosity, as the percentage of the population believing in a god, and social dysfunction. How many honest and humane people wonder if America's extreme religious and rightist philosophy could have a positive social impact. I for one did.

That wonder has been laid to rest.
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