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Submitted by ant (United States), Dec 30, 2006 at 09:06

My liberal friend,

Thank you for responding. I am not suggesting that Judeo Christian culture is "better". In fact there are many aspects of other culture that I admire for example the "ubuntu" culture in Africa.

The only question that I have is why does the majority of the global population want to live in the countries that is based on the JC values?

I do not buy the argument (excuse?) that the living conditions is determined by reasons such as climate. Are you suggesting that the climate in Switzerland is better than Egypt, for example?

I did not include the Indians and Chinese because it is commonly known that their economies was superior to Europe for many years (centuries?).

Your arguments do not hold water as is evident at the borders of JC countries, not just in the US but also in Europe. Also notice the difference in the quality of life in the previously colonized countries as to today.

In closing, I lived for many years in Chile and is fluent in four languages. I do not belong to the Klan or even the Republican party. I am very liberal and believe that all humans have the right to a better life as I have made for myself. What I do not understand is why people would risk their lives to go to the US and/or Europe and then try to change the values that created the attractive conditions in the first place?

Regards, Ant

P.S. Just for your enjoyment, I am African

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