From the January/February, 2008 issue of Touchstone
Staying Power by Logan Paul Gage

Staying Power

Does Religion Really Poison Everything?

by Logan Paul Gage

“Religion poisons everything,” Christopher Hitchens’s bestseller God Is Not Great declares in a constant, hymn-like refrain. “We believe with certainty that an ethical life can be lived without religion. And we know for a fact that the corollary holds true—that religion has caused innumerable people not just to conduct themselves no better than others, but to award themselves permission to behave in ways that would make a brothel-keeper or an ethnic cleanser raise an eyebrow.”

The faithful will not be shocked to learn that religious people do bad things. Oxford defender of Darwinism Ri . . .


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