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Religious Belief and Social Pathology in the USA

November 22, 2008

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According to research published in the Journal of Religion and Society this week, developed countries which are predomiantly secular seem to suffer fewer social ills like murder, suicide and teenage pregnancy.  The apparent bogeyman of the piece is the USA, which, while being the most religious Western society, has rates of murder, incarceration, abortion, syphilis, […]

Democracy, Liberty, Equality

December 5, 2006

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Does democracy contain inherent connotations of equality and diversity? I say it does not while Steven Gormley thinks that it isn’t so simple as that. Steve thinks it remains hard to make sense of democracy without these two concepts, and appeals to Plato’s Republic to establish a case. I think that there are good reasons […]