18th January 2017

“Those who worry about the removal of public school-sponsored religious practices and doing away with sectarian prayers at meetings of county commissioners might take solace in knowing that although religion can encourage moral behaviour, most of us will continue to be good citizens whether or not religion influences us. And looking around the world where so much cruelty is practised in the name of religion, perhaps we will discover someday that, without religion, we can be more inclined to be empathetic with strangers and generous with foreigners and feel loyal to our fellow human beings in spite of racial and cultural differences.”

Anthony Layng