Phil Donahue

Phil Donahue:

From Donahue’s 1985 book The Human Animal:“Science may have come a long way, but as far as religion is concerned, we are first cousins to the !Kung tribesmen of the Kalahari Desert. Except for the garments, their deep religious trances might just as well be happening at a revival meeting or in the congregation of a fundamentalist TV preacher. … As we move further from the life of ignorance and superstition in which religion has its roots, we seem to need it more and more. … Why has religion become a force just when we’d have thought it would be losing ground to secularism?”

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