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Religion and Morality: War and Sexual Scandal

Video: Religion is usually touted as the foundation of morality. But history has revealed that most of the important wars of the last 2000 years have been religious wars, including a present conflict with Muslim terrorism. In the past few years the sexual scandals of the Catholic Church have embarrassed organized religion and invited the strange suggestion that maybe religion needs moral surveillance.

Date: 10/22/2002

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