Friday, November 11, 2005

The Basis of Democracy

Modern Democracy was the product of the "age of enlightenment", when individuality, open rebellion to religious doctrine free inquiry and personal autonomy was championed. Democracy in this country, was, in short, the result of a humanistic rebirth in the West.
If the founders of this country had been Christian fundamentalists, we would not be living in a democracy right now..
Democracy, after all, doesn’t come from the Bible, it comes from the humanistic tradition of the West.


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