RELIGION and EXTREMISM

FIRST, A LITTLE THEORETICAL HISTORY (I THINK)

Religion is a messy business. Most of them have their origin in tribal societies. Tribes have a few mores: don’t mix with people outside the tribe; suspect everyone not in the tribe; our tribe is good, other tribes are bad; change is chaos so the old ways are best; tow the line; and we are favored by the gods. Sound familiar? Okay.

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