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MPhil's Avatar Jump to comment 23 by MPhil

Wilson states (around the 51-53 minute mark) that Christianity is responsible for "lifting the clouds of superstition" since it eliminated the active belief in witchcraft etc.

In addition to what Hitchen's answers - we can and should counter that even where this is true to some degree, this does just mean that a set of uncontrolled superstitions and dogmatisms and articles of cultivated ignorance is supplanted with a controlled, more structured and thus more powerful and broadly influential superstition, dogmatism and cultivated unreason... and as such with a more dangerous organized superstition.

Mon, 01 Dec 2008 16:05:00 UTC | #281033