Religion often keeps people backward

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By Rick Howell

     If, as many people believe, religion is man’s first attempt at explaining his world, then we may well need a second one, if we can keep our planet safe and healthy from climate change deniers, who sometimes use religion to justify their rejection of science.
    There are probably thousands of different religions in the world, but most religious people are Christians, Jews, or Muslims. Most of them live quietly within their beliefs.

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