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Comment 12 by Rich Wilson :

The amount of cheering at the end really jarred me.

Most people "just want to get along" or to "play nice" with everyone else. Sadly that's not possible; it takes effort to develop the understanding required for coexistence and the discernment to the reject the genuinely immoral. The religious rely on the latter not being developed so that people will say "that's crazy but harmless". Disconnection from literal reality is very often useful. However, there must be some kind of relationship with the underlying reality, the state of the physical world. Religion creates complete disconnects, and these are inherently harmful.

Wed, 18 Apr 2012 07:36:32 UTC | #935407