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Does religion have any relevance in the modern world ?

Given that most religions are founded on ideas and teachings that come from books written hundreds, or even thousands of years ago, and that their relevance to modern ideas have been superceded by scientific discoveries, is it logical to have any belief in religion ?


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  • Apr 29 2012: There have been some interesting posts on my question, and I thank everyone who took the time to write them. My opinion on my question is that religion as such, does not have any relevance today, as I think that science has led to a new way of understanding the world, and superstition belongs in the past.
    I will leave the final word on religion to H L Mencken, which happens to be my favourite quote of all :-

    "The cosmos is a gigantic flywheel making 10,000 revolutions per minute. Man is a sick fly taking a dizzy ride on it.
    Religion is the theory that the wheel was designed and set spinning to give him the ride"

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