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As education levels rise, religion recedes

Apr 16. 2019
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Recent letters on the existence (or not) of gods, on superstition and on the merit of agnosticism have missed a fundamental truth. Humankind has advanced due to the gift of a large, complex brain.

Such advances have been constrained by a superstitious belief in the supernatural. No basis exists in either reason or science to support a religious belief. Such beliefs have fallen consistent with rising education standards and intelligence and with cultural refinement. 

Writing a letter to support the existence of a supernatural being surely says more about the writer than the argument put.  

Christian Knottone

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