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Old 02-05-2013, 10:08 AM   #2078
jknath
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I have been listening to a book (on CD I have a long commute) called The better angels of our nature and I just had to recommend to all of you if you haven't read it. If you can stomach the graphic description of violence, torture, mysogyny and just plain human cruelty, it is a very interesting read on how violence has declined not only over the past several centuries but in particular the past 15 or so years. This is in direct opposition to huckabee (and his ilk) who claim that violence has increased because of our increased secularism. The book doesn't claim that increasing secularism decreases violence but one can certainly state with confidence that a lack of religion does not cause it.
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