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The Perils of Belief

A weekly reflection on a topical issue. John Gray reflects on the damage that can be caused by evangelical belief in a religion or in a political idea.

John Gray reflects on the damage that can be caused by evangelical belief in a religion or in a political idea. "Whether they are religious or political, evangelists seem to me a blight on civilisation. For them as for those they persecute or bully, belief is an obstacle to a fulfilling life."

Producer: Sheila Cook.

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A Point of View: The perils of belief

A Point of View: The perils of belief

The evangelical urge to make other people share our beliefs is a blight upon civilisation - and religion is by no means the sole offender, says John Gray.

 

Read John Gray’s article on the BBC News website

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