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    It's stupid of modern civilization

    It's stupid of modern civilization to have given up believing in the devil when he is the only explanation of it.

    I came across this statements by accident. I do not quite understand why Ronald Knox drew a parallel between the devil and modern civilization. Could you explain the meaning of this quote?
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

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    Re: It's stupid of modern civilization

    Modern civilization (in other words, people in this current day and age) has stopped believing in the devil. That is a stupid thing to do, because he (the devil) is the only explanation for the cause of certain things.
    Wear short sleeves! Support your right to bare arms!

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    Re: It's stupid of modern civilization

    The devil created modern civilization. Half of us are atheists, no one goes to church, there's too much pornography, there's the excessive personal abuse on (anti-) social media, women dress too scantily, states are legalising same sex marriage ...
    (Note these are not all necessarily things I disagree with.)

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    Re: It's stupid of modern civilization

    I would say "explanation for it."

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    #5

    Re: It's stupid of modern civilization

    Do you think it's a regional difference?

    Sometimes it seems like I'm a hypochondriac because only after your response, SoothingDave, the preposition "of" has begun irrating my ears.
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.

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