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Charles Townes, inventor of the laser and friend to both science and religion, dies

Vladimir Plouzhnikov

Re: Religion is...

No, I'm not :-)

A religion consists of a philosophical premise (what kind of deity it deals with, the high-level structure of the world, the meaning of life and everything), a set of rules based on the common sense and universal morality (do not kill, do not steal, do not eat food that is past its use-by date etc) and the rules describing what the adept must do to curry favour with the deity.

The first part is the philosophy, the second - common sense, the third is for the benefit of the clergy.

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