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Calling the Country Back to God

Other Voices


August 6, 2020

Religion alone is neither a solution to a socioeconomic problem nor a proper answer to persistent injustice. Religion can just as readily be a diversion from reality.

Questions: “What God are you talking about?” and “Which is the right religion?” and “What function does religion serve?”

Religion is that facility by which a social group sanctifies its norms and values. With few exceptions, the existing traditions are heavily tainted by paternalism, misogyny and xenophobia. Merely calling upon God or religion to quell social unrest might just fuel the fire, scarcely what could be...

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