Oh, for sure, it's all good, and I never meant to give religion a monopoly on shared meaning. The value of religiosity in and of itself is a whole different debate, though, and not what the column is about. My point is not that we should be more religious. My point is that, because many people are religious, religious illiteracy severely limits our understanding of the world around us. This is a different question entirely from the search for meaning.
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