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Breaking the Spell by Daniel C. Dennett
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Jul 01, 2012

really liked it
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Read from July 01 to 06, 2012

..."There is a cruel Catch-22 in the worthy efforts of the moderates and ecumenicists in all religions: by their good works they provide protective coloration for their fanatical coreligionists, who quietly condemn their open-mindedness and willingness to change while reaping the benefits of the good public relations they thereby obtain. In short, the moderates in all religions are being used by the fanatics, and should not only resent this; they should take whatever steps they can find to curtail it in their own tradition" (p. 299-300).

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