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Australian philosopher, literary critic, legal scholar, and professional writer. Based in Newcastle, NSW. My latest books are THE TYRANNY OF OPINION: CONFORMITY AND THE FUTURE OF LIBERALISM (2019); AT THE DAWN OF A GREAT TRANSITION: THE QUESTION OF RADICAL ENHANCEMENT (2021); and HOW WE BECAME POST-LIBERAL: THE RISE AND FALL OF TOLERATION (2024).

Sunday, April 01, 2012

Religion, guilt, and sexuality

Worth reading - not that the studies referred to tell us anything surprising. Religion tends to produce guilt, even for people in monogamous heterosexual relationships, and it's guilt that makes perfectly healthy pleasures less pleasurable.

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