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    James Carse: Religion vs Belief - 6of 6

    Sunlight Oxygen

    by Sunlight Oxygen

    Religion and belief are very different. Indeed, they are antagonistic says James Carse, emeritus professor of the history and philosophy of religion at New York University. While scientists inspired Dr. Carse to make what he calls a religious case against belief, global challenges add urgency to his eagerness to clarify general confusion about the distinction. “To put it into a kind of formula, you could be religious without believing anything, and you can be a true believer -- an intensely committed believer -- without being religious.”