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February 18, 2012 at 10:24 am (UTC -8)
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I’ve though of this in a slightly different fashion, but I think the sentiment is closely related:
Religion: inhibiting the formation of communities based on genuinely shared circumstances and shared reality based beliefs since forever. When people try to claim that religion does good they almost always point to the effects of community, not religion, and while religious communities offer many of the benefits of community they inhibit the formation of more sensible, benign, and productive communities. Religious communities are irrationally arbitrary and inherently othering, malignancies that can be avoided in other kinds of communities that offer all the benefits of religious communities.
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