posted on Mar, 25 2003 @ 09:59 AM
One reason why we have seperation of church and state is because of what happened in the past with catholic church in power.
They in power, they kill millions, kill science, kill medicine, kill everything.
They lose power, we become strong, make airplane, car, electricity, find out we not center, so forth.
Heck, when airplane and car and all that first came out was called evil by church.
Question is, if they had still been in power, would we today not have cars? Airplanes?
Not all religons bad though, just the monotheist ones.
Islam, well, middle east. Judism(sp?), roman empire. Christianity? Roman empire after they take over, dark ages, Crusades,
Inquisitions, trials, so forth. Polytheist? Witches, uh, well, killed by christians, but most they did was maybe prescribed wrong medicine
to the person and then they died for didn't have right one. Druids? One to two sacrifices a year, it was an honor, and could say no.
Buddist? Well, Budda main, but have smaller ones, and not to many wars that they started, no slaughters popped up on dogpile.com.
Hindu? Well, in third world countries a woman can be burnt to death for burning dinner, but not common place like Islam.(guy was arrsted)
But good point Helix, if wasn't for religon(one in particular)the Alexandria Library would be around. A roman emperor had destroyed(yes damged other
times, but this was the main one said to have destroyed more than 70% of it)
And of course people like Galileo(sp?) would have been able to speak without being threatened with death. Heck, using herbs for medicine
was enough to get you killed then for only witches didn't pray to god to make themselves better.
During dark ages almost all major advances were made in China. They also bathed, which was probably a good thing. Also lived longer.