#Idea – Religion / 25.06.24

A major problem with religion is that it makes literal claims that can be proved to be false.
The hedge is that what it says should be thought of as allegorical or metaphorical
Because it has some societal or cultural value that binds people together.
I’m not sure I entirely accept that (…not that this matters to anyone else)
But,
Is there another way to encourage people to be good people
To treat others as they wish to be treated?
To be community spirited?
(and so on)
That doesn’t involve iron-age belief systems with centuries of psychic baggage and dangerous out-group dynamics?

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