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Steven Weinberg Quotes: With or without religion, you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion.
         

With or without religion, you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion.


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