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Religion, Police & Functioning of Democracy

May 13, 2015 | by Professor Clayton M. Christensen

Is religion necessary for following societal rules?

Do you agree with Professor Clayton’s argument laid out in the video below? Does it concur or go against the mishna in Ethics of the Fathers that says, “Pray for the welfare of the government, because if people did not fear it, they would swallow each other alive" (3:2)?

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