Religion is not just an intellectual construct, it’s a cultural institution.
Religion is a tool of identity.
In the eyes of those who control it, religion is a universal moral code.
That means it should be respected.
Religion needs to be taken seriously.
And it needs to evolve into a more inclusive, more inclusive religion.
But to do that, it needs an answer.
The answer to religion is science.
This story originally appeared on Newsweek.com.