Interesting article at http://www.cracked.com/article_14990_what-monkeysphere.html. They didn't elaborate on the subject of religion, but I think (as some commented) that this is why the so-called golden rule is emphasized: trying to love everyone as you love yourself is another way of saying "realize they're also people just like yourself".
No big discovery, I realize :) but I liked the connection.
Friday, July 10, 2009
Sort of a follow-up to my previous article - I just read "Why did the pig become so unpopular?" which added a lot of economic reasons for forbidding pig eating to the one I considered before (the disease part - pig meat has to be cooked really well to be safe, otherwise you risk a bunch of problems, which in Israel 5000 years ago is serious).