Monday, March 3, 2008

The Nation Magazine's words of wisdom

Best idea in The Nation, March 17, 2008 edition:

"While religion is not always intolerant, any ideology that elevates faith over such mundane considerations as reason and evidence is always prey to fanaticism."

Daniel Lazare, author of The Velvet Coup: The Constitution, the Supreme Court, and the Decline of American Democracy. Lazare makes the statement in his review of Divided by Faith, Religious Conflict and the Practice of Toleration in Early Modern Europe by Benjamin J. Kaplan and God's Crucible, Islam and the Making of Europe, 570-1215 by David Levering Lewis.


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