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FightingFalcon's Avatar Jump to comment 23 by FightingFalcon

"He describes how Christian principles of free choice and human dignity laid the groundwork for democratic political systems built on inalienable human rights. They inspired free markets in economics and intellectual pursuit."

I stopped reading at this point. Christianity is responsible for democratic ideals and free markets? I know Tony Snow is just a talking-head for the conservative element in America (he was, after all, President Bush's press secretary) but comments like that are just ridiculous. A large portion of Enlightenment thinkers were Deists at best and rabidly anti-religious Atheists at "worst".

Mon, 17 Mar 2008 10:00:00 UTC | #137737