Daily Archives: April 14, 2009

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“Bloggingheads: Do We Need Religion?”

From the NYTimes, this video-thing (“Heather Mac Donald of the Manhattan Institute and Ross Douthat of The Atlantic debate whether a functioning society requires religious faith”)  begins with an incredibly flawed questio: Does increased secularization mean a less moral society? There are so many issues with the question (how one defines “moral,” for example, will dictate the answer to this question)  and the actual discussion is less sophisticated than many I hear from our students […]