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Religion Is Not the Answer

"The world’s religions are more important for the questions they ask than for the answers they provide." The view that esteems religion as a holder of eternal truths is shortsighted. "One of the most common misconceptions about the world’s religions is that all of them plumb the same depths, ask the same questions," says a professor of religion at Boston University. "They do not. Only religions that see God as all good ask how a good God can allow millions to die in earthquakes and tsunamis. Only religions that believe in souls ask whether your soul exists before you are born and what happens to it after you die. And only religions that think we have one soul ask after 'the soul' in the singular."
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