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Sociology, Theology, Anti-Religion and Exploration: Forcing Humanity Forwards

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Vexen Crabtree 2015

Religion, Violence and Crime!

"Religion, Violence and Crime" by Vexen Crabtree (2008) Contents (for now):
  1. Violence and Religion
    1. Religious Wars: Politics and Culture
    2. The Role of Strange Beliefs
    3. Africa: A Modern Christian/Muslim Front
  2. The Divine Endorsements of Violence
  3. Monotheism and Violent Intolerance
  4. Discords Between Religious Belief and Law
  5. Why Are There So Many Catholics in Prison?
  6. Sex Crimes
  7. Conclusions

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Violence in buddhism

Very well written.

One little comment on buddhism: transgressing a vow is only acceptable if it saves lives AND there is no other way around AND you are infallible about that. The ultimate point is not to protect the doctrine, but to protect those who would be killed by people abusing the doctrine.

Of course it's still controversial, and relies on the fact that a buddha is infallible about judging the consequences.

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