The Moral Animal–How Religion Survives

Commentators and scholars have trumpeted the demise of religion for many years. Recently, writers like Sam Harris, Christopher Hitchens and Richard Dawkins have declared that in this age of science, religious beliefs hold no validity. Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, chief rabbi of England, explained that organized religion will remain effective, because its growth follows something of a Darwinian curve. In basic language, groups survive because individuals understand that they cannot act only for their own advantage, but rather for the sake of the group as a whole. What do you think about the future of our Jewish faith? Will we be practicing a century from now?