Religion: Holding a Lifetime Hostage

“This is the power of religion, it can hold a lifetime hostage. That’s a lot of pain.”

Just heard this insightful quote on Ep 2 of Richard Dawkins’ doco Sex, Death and the Meaning of Life, from a researcher comparing sexual behaviour in religious vs non. Same amount of sexual behaviour (more use of porn in older believers!), more overall guilt in religious.

Doctrine just causes emotional damage, not behaviour modification.


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