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Posted: 17 November 2006 08:43 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 46 ]
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please insert “strongly believes in people” in the appropriate spot in above post

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Posted: 18 November 2006 06:45 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 47 ]
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Yes, Turkey has a very strong secular component, which began with the rule of Atat?rk after WWI. He also forced the country to use the western alphabet rather than Arabic. He believed that Western secularism was responsible for the advances that we’ve seen here, and wanted to see them as well in his country.

Turkey is an odd country in this regard—the army is actually the defender of secularism there; the idea being that they are empowered to topple the government if it becomes too theocratic.

I am very much of two minds about this system, but so far it appears to have worked relatively well for them.

Peter the Great did something roughly similar in Russia, fighting against the rule of the ultra-conservative Orthodox church.

BTW, if you want to edit your former posts, you can click the “Edit” box in the upper right hand corner.

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Posted: 29 November 2006 03:23 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 48 ]
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I wonder if “forthetruth” is ever going to come back and continue the discussion.  I hope he wasn’t too discouraged by his posting problems.

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Posted: 30 November 2006 01:38 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 49 ]
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He may have been discouraged because the members here didn’t seem too amenable to conversion to his faith.  LOL

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Posted: 30 November 2006 04:08 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 50 ]
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[quote author=“Occam”]He may have been discouraged because the members here didn’t seem too amenable to conversion to his faith.  LOL

I was thinking he might de-convert!

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LOL  LOL

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Posted: 02 December 2006 10:29 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 51 ]
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“forethetruth” may simply be out in his driveway scraping the jesus fish off his car.  I’m sure he’ll be back.

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Posted: 03 December 2006 09:57 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 52 ]
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I hope he dose com back!  I been reading Richard Dawkins The God Delusion, Great read

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