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Robert Firth's Avatar Jump to comment 11 by Robert Firth

Really good, thought-provoking article and dialogue, folks: many thanks.

And now my take. I'm most unhappy with the phrase "state and superstition". By all means, refer to "reason and superstition", but the former -phrase implies that the "state" is free from superstition, which it emphatically is not. History is full of secular superstitions, from "Manifest Destiny" to the "Dictatorship of the Proletariat", to "Ein Volk, ..."

Please do not clear away the theocrats simply to make room for the secular fanatics.

Sat, 31 Mar 2012 06:21:19 UTC | #931496