Religion and Decoding the World
posted: February 3, 2010
When Pat Robertson said the earthquake in Haiti was god's will, the intelligentsia snickered, but the beliefs of Robertson and others around the world have huge audiences. People, even in the modern, industrialized West, use religion to decipher their world and create a universe of angels and devils and heaven and hell while vocal groups throughout the world extol the virtues of a holy war that is all too real in the Middle East, Asia and Africa. Why?

Barry Schiffman (my husband, who I profiled here) has written a think piece about it on his online soapbox, The Last Round. Here's a link to his article.