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Karen Armstrong, Again

The absurdity of Karen Armstrong is a phenomenon that never ceases to amaze, and, in its own way, amuse. Here she is in this weekend’s Financial Times, beginning her latest piece in that cracking style that is all her own: … Continue reading

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A Charter of Kumbaya

The myth that all religions are basically the same—and basically benign—is a nonsense that could only flourish in a society that has little knowledge of the past and, for that matter, of the nature of religious belief. Naturally it’s an idea that … Continue reading

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Metaphorical religion

Karen Armstrong and Richard Dawkins have companion essays on the implications of evolution for religion in the Wall Street Journal.  I am not very familiar with Armstrong’s writings.  I tried her book on Islam and found it saccharine, and I … Continue reading

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