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hweseman's Avatar Jump to comment 12 by hweseman

I believe that the rediscovery of the classical Greek and Roman world during the Renaissance followed by the Enlightenment gave birth to the society of today. In my country of birth, the Netherlands, the civil and penal code is based on the code developed during the French revolution, which in turn was based on Roman law. Not sure if the same is true for the U.K.

Democracy is certainly not an idea that is based on the bible or any judeo-christian tradition.

Thu, 16 Feb 2012 00:54:05 UTC | #918296