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Sun Mar 18, 2012, 07:53 PM

14. It's hard to have "faith" in Bronze Age mythology in an age full of instant information

It was one thing to keep people believing in the antique stories of a primitive time when most people lived in isolated rural areas and church was the only game in town. It's another to keep "faith" (which, as Mark Twain pointed out, is believing what you know ain't so) in a world full of vast reserves of information that is a keystroke away.

Europe caught on a lot sooner than the USA did, but I think this country will eventually largely reject religion. Of course, the Republicans are hard at work attempting to make sure this doesn't happen by trying to destroy our educational system and keep people swallowing fairytales from the past.

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