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Created on May 04 2010
Well done Richard! Good luck with your new website and foundation. I have always believed the 'religious' dimension in life is a private matter and should not dictate public policy and behaviour
Religion's primary function has actually always been political: to control the populace through fear. Shorn of its power by so much violence and associated-doubt over the last 150 years, it now provides private comfort and an ages-old cultural anchorage and familiar backdrop against accelerating and increasingly bewildering change
However, it is the primary business of educational establishments to teach objective truth and enlightened ideas not to become a principal vehicle for the headlong retreat back to ignorance, irrationality and darkness
So I applaud all efforts to counter the trend in wish-fulfilment, distraction and delusion which will grow rapidly as global problems become startlingly acute over the next few years