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Author Rich, David.

Title Myths of the tribe : when religion, ethics, government, and economics converge / David Rich.

Published Buffalo, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 1993.


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 UniM Bail  291 RICH    AVAILABLE
Physical description 296 p. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 287-290) and index.
Contents 1. The Facts of the Universe -- 2. A Brief History of Our Major Religions -- 3. The Basics of Religion. The Origins of Religion. The Purposes of Religion. The Evidence of Religious Truth. Education, Science, and Religion. Sex, Women, Homosexuality, and Religion. The Positives of Religion. The Separation of Church and State. Religion and Money -- 4. Does God Exist? -- 5. Religious Tolerance and Censorship. Christians, Muslims, and Jews. The Crusades. The Inquisitions. The Nature of Religious Toleration -- 6. Superstition and Religion -- 7. Religion, Ethics, and Morality -- 8. Traditional Morality and Ethics Versus the Right Stuff. The Ethics of Abortion. Illegal Drugs: An Example of a Proper Ethical Response - Harm No One Else. The Relative Harms of Illegal and Legal Drugs and Other Things We Like. What Acts Justify Incarceration or the Death Penalty? The Cost of the War on Illegal Drugs. Why We Use and Adore Drugs. The Special Status of Minors.
How Much Do We Value Our Privacy and Liberty? The Source of Our Moral Crimes. Should All Drugs be Legalized? Other Ethical Issues: Poverty and the Environment. The Relationship between Ethics and Religion: An Argument -- 9. The Proper Government and Economic System. Distinguishing Government from Economics. Economics and Government: Efficiency and Ethics -- 10. Ethics, Government, Religion, and War: US Versus Them.
Subject Religions.
ISBN 0879758244 (acid-free paper) : $29.95