“Violence has nothing to do with religion. It has to do with identity and life in groups.”
“As national identity grows weaker, other identities fill the vacated space, and of these religion is the most personal and transmissible. ”
“What has become clear, if paradoxical, is that religious identity can go hand in hand with a decline along all measurable axes of religious behaviour. ”
“The easier the religion, the less it will be observed. ”