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The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion: Jon Haidt: Top Ten Conflict Tips

Long ago and far away, my then girlfriend very conservative Sally said one day to a very radical me: ‘You know there are just as many assholes on my side in politics as on yours. And she named some examples … Continue reading

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Religion, Transcendence and Group Selection: Jon Haidt’s View

I guess since I first read Darwin as a late teenager I have assumed that group selection was the case, that organisms that successfully bonded together would thrive against those that did not. I guess this was my Welsh mining … Continue reading

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Peace Vigil: 2006 War in Lebanon

I am getting more clicks from people in the Middle East, and in particular the Lebanon, .ترحيب     welcome     קבלת פנים     I thought I would therefore recount just one bit of our local history here in the … Continue reading

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Sunni versus Shia: the Fundamental Middle East Conflict

I thought this map would help us understand just how divided Middle East Islam is: See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunni_Islam and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shia_Islam

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Re-inventing the Sacred: Religion and the Environment: Gregory Bateson (1904-1980)

I have always liked this quote from the anthropologist Gregory Bateson, which I have posted before:  ‘If you put God outside and set him vis-a-vis his creation and if you have the idea that you are created in his image, … Continue reading

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5 Religious Concepts That Atheists Can Use from Alain de Botton (1969-)

I always enjoy Alain de Botton’s books and liked this article in today’s Huffington Post that might act as some bridge between religious believers and non-believers. See: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/alain-de-botton/5-religious-ideas-atheist_b_1310460.html?ref=daily-brief?utm_source=DailyBrief&utm_campaign=030212&utm_medium=email&utm_content=BlogEntry&utm_term=Daily%20Brief Probably the most boring question you can ask about religion is whether or … Continue reading

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