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← Religion is 'the new social evil'

Goldy's Avatar Jump to comment 24 by Goldy

I can't help wondering how much of this antipathy towards religion (totally justified, I think) is in reaction to the growth of Islam in Britain due to immigration?

Given the Polish Catholics haven't had the same effect, I'd guess no. Maybe as a reaction to what Islam is asking for, yes. You have to admit, it has been a bit forceful...
Anyway, I think religion as a social evil does have reasons outside of what we think. Conflict, for example...
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/04/world/middleeast/04youth.html?ei=5087&em=&en=61c2c7872234ab0a&ex=1204779600&pagewanted=all
However, sometimes religion is on the ascendant because it steps in...
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/04/world/middleeast/04youth.html?ei=5087&em=&en=61c2c7872234ab0a&ex=1204779600&pagewanted=all

Sun, 20 Apr 2008 14:30:00 UTC | #156574