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    Post-Reformation Enlightenment period.  Again and again you had both Catholicism and the Protestantism fighting AGAINST the Enlightenment figures pushing for democracy. Note idea that democracy arose out of Christianity is pure poppycock.  The democratic revolutions emerged out of a return to Greco-roman thought and both Protestantism and Catholicism fought it every step of the way.  Let's not forget that monarchy was based on divine right and that democracy is based on the idea that we all have reason and therefore the capacity to govern ourselves, ie, it cuts divinity out of the picture.  There's some serious revisionism going on in this diary.  All of the values the diarist references arose in RESPONSE to religious violence and brutality, not out of Christianity.

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