Re: Ch. 5 - The Second Enlightenment
: It seems to me that unfortunately science has not proven fatal to religion. It continues to thrive, especially in America.
This is the story elsewhere in the world too. The following points may be of interest:
1. Religious views are forced on children when they are too young to fight back. And once conditioned this way, they go on to perpetuate these myths.
2. The simple answers provided by religion is extraordinarily attractive (as Marx said).
3. Religion does provide some neat things unavailable in other areas of life: fellowship, rituals, music, sharing food, charity, to mention a few. I have always loved these in the Unitarian Fellowships and Churches I have attended over the years.