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Donald Trump and the battering of civil religion

(RNS) — American civil religion is the moral backbone of our body politic — a heritage of shared beliefs, stories, ideas, symbols and events that explains the American experience of self-government with reference to a moral order that transcends it.

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Are religious people more moral?

(The Conversation)  — Many might assume that religious commitment is a sign of virtue, or even that morality cannot exist without religion. Both of these assumptions, however, are problematic.