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Originally posted by tsuribito
I think the current formulation is a good Compromise
Drawing inspiration from the cultural, religious and humanist inheritance of Europe, the values of which, still present in its heritage, have embedded within the life of society the central role of the
human person and his or her inviolable and inalienable rights, and respect for law
[edit on 25/11/04 by tsuribito]
And again, Judism was not founded on any other religion, Abram became abraham and the jewish religion was started, down through Issac etc etc.
There are no relationships with India, as India has no montheistic God that I know of???
Originally posted by ZeroDeep
I never insinuated as such; but, you may want to venture into the pagan ingluened of Judeo-Christianity. The Enuma Elish is startingly perfunctory with the Judiac creation myth, as is many other ancient epics -- Giglamesh, to name another. Baal, Marduk, and company, are all characters in the Enuma Elish; the Bible later demonizes Baal though..Deep
I thought Christianity was pretty much dead in Europe. Now the History part is undeniable, but not many hold to their forefathers beliefs.
Originally posted by Jamuhn
I'm curious ed, what is it about Christianity that it is so pleasing for you to see Europe declare its basis upon it?
Originally posted by edsinger
But it remains a denial of ones roots,
it was not added so as to not offend anyone in particular.
The Muslims sure as hell dont want it in there now do they?
When you deny your past you soon forget it....
Originally posted by Englishman_in_Spain
1 million people in europe is but a small minority. Most people, certainly those I speak to, are either agnostic or atheist. Religion plays little, if any, part in modern European life.Attendance at formal religious worship is in steady and inexorable decline.