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Monday, 12 December 2011
Julian Baggini: The myth that religion is more about practice than belief
A few weeks ago, I argued that the debate about the true nature of religion is hampered both by a confusion between what we think it ought to be and what it actually is, and by a lack of knowledge about what religious people, rather than the elite commentariat, really think. To get a better sense of these facts on the ground, you've helped me conduct a survey, which I also ran one Sunday in November in and outside various Bristol churches. I've finally collated all the responses and I think the results make for interesting reading. Read more...