Inequality can have a bad downside, but equality, for its part, sure does get in the way of coordination.
It is very reasonable to worry about the harm done by organized religion, and to prefer looser and more private arrangements.
Reasonable Prefer Arrangements
Since 1970, relationships can be more volatile, jobs more ephemeral, geographical mobility more intensified, stability of marriage weaker.
Marriage Volatile Jobs
The history of the Church of Rome is a constant leakage of members into such breakaway cults, which go on splitting.
Church Into History
Just in our lifetime our society has become looser and more private, it becomes extremely difficult to hold to any permanent commitment whatever, least of all to organized religion.
Looser Commitment Whatever
I have increasingly, over the years, felt that religion today does our civilization more harm than good.
Than Felt Civilization
Any great organization can go through sectarian phases.
Any Go Sectarian
When we are reflecting on terrorism we can grieve for many things we do and have done.
I am sure it must be true that people opt out of the mainstream society because they feel that there are going to be no rewards for them, if they stay.
True Stay Rewards
Hierarchy works well in a stable environment.
Stable Well Hierarchy
If people want to compete for leadership of a religious group, they can compete in piety. A chilling thought. Or funny.
Leadership Funny Chilling
Behind a leader there must be followers, but they should always be on the lookout for the main chance and ready to change sides if the current leader doesn't deliver.
Chance Should Current