Mirror of Justice

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Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Religion Bad for Society? Read Weigel

Rick quoted and posted a link to a report that argues, among other things, that  "[t]he widely held fear that a Godless citizenry must experience societal disaster is therefore refuted."  Not so fast...  Are these societies really thriving?  George Weigel provides several examples of the failure to thrive in Europe in his book, "The Cube and the Cathedral."  Weigel offers keen insight into how Europe arrived at the present and asks whether the people of the Cube (metaphor for those who would banish God from the public square) or the people of the Cathedral are better positioned to defend human rights, democratic government, etc.  It is well worth the read.

Michael S.   


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