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Where religion ends and cuture starts is a little unclear

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in response to reader comment: Why all the talk about religion?

Submitted by Sudeep (United States), Feb 15, 2009 at 15:17

Religions, by themselves, live in the books and books cannot act. So all religious maladies can be blamed on culture and religion can always be exonerated. But it is the religion that creates the culture. I am not implying that that mistreatment of foreign domestic helps is limited to only Muslims and caused by Islam. I am saying that the principle of blaming the culture and exonerating the religion is faulty.

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