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Thu May 10, 2012, 03:13 PM

60. When, in all of human history...

...has too much reason ever led to any of those mass horrors?

Maybe religion isn't solely responsible for all great evils, but the idea that some other group is somehow sub-human and less worthy of fundamental human rights, is. And what greater driving force is there for that kind of divisiveness than to say that one group is chosen, by a divine being, to celebrate in his presence forever, while another is doomed to be tortured eternally?

Show me where rational pursuit of civil rights, where the recognition of the supremacy of human free will, where the drive for the greatest well-being in the greatest number of humans has ever...ever...led to any of this wide-spread, barbaric inhumanity?

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