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in response to reader comment: you're right about Islam being the biggest threat in the world

Submitted by Rationalist (India), Mar 6, 2007 at 23:28

Greatest Glory of Europe is Pre-Christian, viz. Greek & Roman Civilisations. India was impoverished only after successive invasions with extra-territorial religions' inspiration & sanctions from extra-territorial religious authorities. The pre-invasion Golden Era of Prosperity, Great development of Art, Culture, Philosophy, Science, Mathematics ... were liberal & tolerant (or even secular free assimilation) regimes. Modern Prosperous Europe-America are also very liberal regimes. Organised Religions ( Communism included ) & fundamentalism may sell dreams but don't deliver prosperity & peace.

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