RE: Belief & Behavior

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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.

    - Wade

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