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The God Virus: How Religion Infects Our Lives and Culture
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Feb 02, 2010
I would have given this book a 4 were it not written like a high school text book. I don't really need a summary section at the end of each chapter to re-read the all of the main points which also happened to have bold headings. I did find Ray's virus analogy for religion as a virus an apt device to explain the ways in which a religion spreads across cultures and works to defend itself from competing ideas as well as adapt to changing environments. One drawback to this "god virus" world view, in my opinion, would be an increased intolerance of virtually all religious practice. Though many believers are themselves highly intolerant, it does society no good for non-believers to treat them in kind.
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