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Comment 3 by mjs31 :

One reason [the United States is] such a religious culture is precisely because of the separation of Church and State, meaning that religion has become a free enterprise, big business, employing all the tricks of advertising.

I think this is the worst argument I've ever heard Dawkins make.

What is wrong with it? I wrote a letter to my MP about removing religious bias.

The reply included the statement "It is also interesting that in the United States, where there is a strict separation of the secular state system from religious education, church attendance and levels of faith and Christian commitment are actual [sic] higher. You should perhaps be careful what you wish for!"

Perhaps this view is wrong, but it isn't only Richard that holds it. So what is wrong with it?

Sat, 03 Sep 2011 14:25:26 UTC | #866901