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Religion IS Restriction

I read an article in the Christian Science Monitor entitled "Religious freedom not the rule for majority of world: Pew report". It detailed the findings of a 2009 report by the Pew Research Center's Forum on Religion & Public Life, highlighting that nearly 70% of the world's population live in countries with "High" or "Very High" religious restrictions and, that no nation is fully free of religious restrictions. The Christian Science Monitor article concluded by asking if the reader is surprised at the high levels of religious restriction around the globe.
It bangs on about the Pew report like it's news! Like it's telling us something new!
Are they f**kin' kidding?

Does this go some way to explaining the religious mindset? This is the Christian Science Monitor!
Someone there must be of a decent rate of intelligence, the editor must at least have some sort of qualification or experience.
How is it nobody noticed that the question can only have one answer?
...surprised at the high levels of religious restriction around the globe?

Err,
NO
Not surprised AT ALL

Religions function by being a set of rules, which corral and control their devotees' personal life choices!

By definition religions
are
100% RESTRICTIVE!
 
If there is religion in a country,
there is restriction -
It's the nature of the beast!!


Check out Religious Free Will - The Ultimate Oxymoron for more on this.
 
Supporting Articles:-
"Religious freedom not the rule for majority of world: Pew report" CSMonitor.com Article
http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Global-News/2009/1218/Religious-freedom-not-the-rule-for-majority-of-world-Pew-report

2009 Pew Report PewForum.org Analysis Article
http://pewforum.org/Government/Global-Restrictions-on-Religion.aspx




Also, whilst we're here, the title - "The Christian Science Monitor" Smacks of Oxymoron to me, does it you? Or does it just smack of nonsense?

Surely, as Science is Science,
the phrase "Christian Science" can only have one of three meanings:-

The publication covers topics that are specifically to do with the science of being a Christian

or
Christians need a special department of science that is different to real science (but if it's different to actual science is it real?)
or
Christians need the facts massaged into a form that won't upset their chocolate box view of the universe.

I suggest that only the first meaning could be considered a valid reason for the title and as, I believe, there are no observable physiological changes to the human body which could be claimed to be caused by religious affiliation (circumcision excepted) even that meaning is irrelevant.

Purpose of Christian Science Monitor? Dubious?

This is one of the Too many questions

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