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Re: “Further thoughts on the "strident secularism" that troubles John Kass

While affluence and access to knowledge and reason through education play a part in the decline of religiosity I think you should look to the work of Gregory Paul and Phil Zuckerman which best explains the difference between the US and other advanced Western countries. As affluence and government reduce the insecurity in life, particularly in respect of health care, unemployment and old age so the need for comfort and reassurance from a religious community reduces.

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Posted by Gordon Hide on 03/15/2013 at 6:58 AM

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