I want to thank you for contibuting to this blog with your comments. I disagree with your conclusions but I agree with your method, which I see as coming to conclusions on the basis of available evidence.
You have stated that religion leads to the dysfucntionality of a given society. I trust that you made this statement in light of the evidence that you presently possess. I want to change that balance. Please read the following selection and see if you still stand by your statement.
There are two more books that I would recommend but I was not able to find them as a “read online” version. They are: Faith and Philanthropy in America by Wuthrow and Hodgkinsons, and Jews, Justice and Judaism by Robert St. John.
Note: The sources were drawn from Lawrence Keleman’s book; Permission to Receive