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Having taught elements of this complex of religious material in my college classes in art history (where these themes have inspired countless works of art), I have since come to realize how problematic and indeed deleterious this heritage is. However, one cannot simply throw it out, as the New Atheists urge. The Abrahamic memes have been--and still are--too important to Western civilization. As they are to every part of the world, except for East Asia and the Hindu-Buddhist realms of South and Southeast Asia.
Labels: Abrahamic religions