21st June 2011

“Faith is once again prolonging conflict. Religion is seldom the casus belli: indeed, in many struggles, notably the Middle East in modern times, it is amazing how long it took for religion to become a big part of the argument. But once there, it makes conflicts harder to resolve. A squabble over land (which can be divided) or power (which can be shared) or rules (that can be fudged) becomes a dispute over non-negotiable absolutes.”

The Economist

2 Responses to “21st June 2011”

  1. RJ Says:

    yeah yeah yeah

    ” absolutes ”

    but according to WHO

  2. archaeopteryx Says:

    Christopher Hitchens put it more succinctly: “religion poisons everything”.