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Quote of the Day -- on the Judeo-Christian Tradition

Posted on the 17 October 2014 by Morage @kebmebms

Quote of the day -- on the Judeo-Christian tradition

Quote of the day -- on the Judeo-Christian tradition
Freedom From Religion Foundation
"As a historian, I confess to a certain amusement when I hear the Judeo-Christian tradition praised as the source of our concern for human rights. In fact, the great religious ages were notable for their indifference to human rights in the contemporary sense. They were notorious not only for acquiescence in poverty, inequality, exploitation and oppression but for enthusiastic justifications of slavery, persecution, abandonment of small children, torture, genocide." —Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., historian and Pulitzer Prize winning author, "The Opening of the American Mind," The New York Times, 1989. See more at:

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