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Religion is a by-product of a lack of education - EPIC FAIL

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Submitted by Mike (United States), Mar 27, 2008 at 01:41

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As for your hope of a Christian resurgence in Europe... Religion is a by-product of a lack of education. Europe evolved past the need for religion long ago, and once America fixes up its 3rd world education system, religion will go the way of the dodo there as well.

Hmmm...Saying religion is a byproduct of a lack of education is a tad reductive of a far more complex phenomenon, No? Also as I understand it, the reason religion is (was?) on the decline in Europe had less to do with education and more to do with the fact that on the continent organized religion tends historically to be far more tied to the political structure then the US (for the moment at least, thankfully).

However, I do agree with what you bring up about the percentages of Muslims in Europe and the tendency for assimilation over time.


A Christian working on a Graduate degree in Computer Science


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