—“The West’s egalitarianism and loss of noblesse oblige: Atheists amongst the elite will attack the concept of religion on a whim, because they don’t need it, not considering they have a duty to society by virtue of their position, and different people have different needs to function optimally.”—Graham Davies

my only comment is that once you open up democracy you are forced into the problem of the different needs of the classes. The necessary law of the aristocracy, the fanciful philosophy of the middle, and the supernatural religion of the bottom all must somehow compete – but they cannot be made commensurable.

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