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Old 08-21-2008, 04:11 PM   #26
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Originally Posted by buckeyefan78 View Post
Religion in theocracies is not optional and billions of people on earth have been raped, murdered, tortured in its name that had no affiliation with either side.
Yes...in theocracies, where the religion and the government
are one in the same. This is the case in many Islamic nations, today.

However, I would contend that torture, murder, and loss of rights has
tended to occur mostly in rampantly secularist nations, such as
Nazi Germany, the Soviet Union, and Communist China.

Not so in nations that have embraced the Judeo-Christian values of
personal dignity and freedom (such as the United States, for the most
part).

Let's not confuse the Judeo-Christian values of the United States with
the Islamic values of nations like Iran.
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