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The idea that religion makes civilization possible may appear counterintuitive to our Western mind today.  We have witnessed a barrage of argument from people like Richard Dawkins and the late Christopher Hitchens that religion is destructive and irrational.  Yet, not that long ago, certainly no more than three generations back, our communities instinctively understood that religion was a positive force.  In a new essay, Barry Bussey, Vice President of Legal Affairs for the Canadian Council of Christian Charities introduces what it is about religion that our forefathers and mothers thought was not only important but essential.

See more at Bussey's latest blog entry:  http://www.cccc.org/news_blogs/barry/2013/10/18/religion-and-religious-organizations-making-civilization-possible/

 

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