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Mr. Tiger paints a rather damning picture of religion in my opinion. For instance:

The idea of an afterlife, for you and for loved ones, is very attractive. It seems to me wholly improbable—what’s the evidence?—and yet it works, it just works.

Also his description of what is going on in churches as 'ritual' is telling. Evidence not required. Meaning not required. Just 'Soma' in the form of serotonine and some good music.

The highlight of the interview, his example of arch-religious pantheistic sentiments:
For many people, not using more than four sheets of toilet paper is an act of moral purification.

All this made it an article well worth reading. Maybe I will buy the book.

Fri, 05 Mar 2010 19:47:00 UTC | #446832