Re: [Slate] American Religious fervor, by the numbers

Jeff Bone (
Fri, 02 Jul 1999 00:53:46 -0500

> Good point whoreo. So what is it that makes man evil? What made man
> away from nature and the natural order and become evil. Perhaps the
> teachings of Religion.

We come to the same conclusions, more or less, without agreeing on the
existance of good and evil. Religion was (and remains) a ubiquitous
form of social organization and population behavior control, and those
kinds of structures lead to behavior that generally concentrates
"non-optimal wins" in the hands of a few winners, while sacrificing
everyone else's hand --- i.e., what Tim's calling evil.

Religion considered harmful. I agree. ;-)