Discussion: Reason, Religion and Conflict (Anja Steinbauer)
Are faith and reason always incompatible? Are philosophy and religion natural rivals? Or are they actually different ways of finding truth? Is Karl Marx right in claiming that “Religion is the opium of the masses”? Is religion a private matter that outsiders may not criticise or even poke fun at? In this discussion we will discuss to what degree a commitment to reason can be squared with religious belief and what role both of them play in our common lives.