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On 09/25/01 16:04, Richard Brodie said this-
>But the purpose of religion is not to explain reality. The purpose of
>religion is to create a desired future.
I doubt religion is the only thing around with that purpose, and, if that
_is_ its only purpose, it's a miserable failure, precisely because it
fails to explain reality.
On the other hand, it's done a fairly good job creating a future for its
priests, (although that upstart science, and the technologies of
communication are making that harder, more power to them), which, IMHO,
is its real purpose.
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