Say more; I don’t quite get what you mean. How is religion a structure? What are some other comparable structures? If it is a structure, how is it different from those other structures?+When I talk about truth claims, I just mean that science (and some other ways of talking and thinking) aspire to making statements that are true, and if a statement is not true it is modified or abandoned. Science thus can get more accurate. (It’s a little more complicated than that, but maybe that will do.) Literature, which is where I spend my time, doesn’t aspire to making true statements, and it doesn’t necessarily get better. There is nothing particularly true about Homer’s Iliad, but that doesn’t matter, it’s still a great work of literature. As history, it’s not so good.+Is religion closer to science or to literature?