So far this has been an excellent decade for village explainers, that tribe that eternally strives to get the rest of us to understand, among other things, that if religion does not answer to logic and physical science, it does not deserve to exist—that it is, in fact, the root of most man-made evil. If the twentieth century, with its atheistic mass murderers, was a bad time for the explainers, 9/11 and the mutual devastations of Sunni and Shiites gave them a fresh...
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