Separatism Quotes (1 quote)
The true contrast between science and religion is that science unites the world and makes it possible for people of widely differing backgrounds to work together and to cooperate. Religion, on the other hand, by its very claim to know The Truth through revelation, is inherently divisive and a creator of separatism and hostility.
Conclusion to 'Uniting the WorldOr Dividing It: Which Outlook Is Truly Universal, which Parochial in the Extreme?', Free Inquiry (Spring 1998), 18, No.2. Collected in Science and Religion: Are They Compatible?, 148. Not found in that article, a widely circulated, brief form of this idea is: Religion divides us, while it is our human characteristics that bind us to each other. but Webmaster has not yet confirmed any source for that form. If you know a primary source for it, please contact Webmaster.