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Go to: Secularism v Religion in national affairs - post-Warsi discussion on BBC Newsnight 14/2/12

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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

Go to: Religious freedom under threat from courts, professor warns

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I was wondering whether it would be OK to wear guillotine jewelry, if this exists at all? I googled "guillotine jewelry", and lo and behold, here they are: http://www.cafepress.com/+guillotine+jewelry

Maybe we could adopt this as our atheist version of the crucifix and make a fuss if we are not allowed to wear it as flight attendants etc.

Bwahh, it would be so childish....

Wed, 25 Jan 2012 23:26:00 UTC | #911535

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