Healthy people see nature as sacred

Re: “Reverence to nature linked to our health,” column, Sept. 28.

Thanks for Dr. Trevor Hancock’s articles, which I always read with interest. They are all eloquently written, enjoyable and thought-provoking.

I, too, have concluded that “religions are a social phenomenon, incorporating — cultural, economic, political and institutional goals.” And that any religion can have both a positive and a negative effect on society. However, I believe that, overall, the effect is generally negative.

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