- Sep 2013
- SouthWest USA
The cut and thrust of your entire argument seems to be an intense dislike for Catholics, as it always has whenever I have had encounters with you. And please, this time, don't cite Wikipedia at me. Don't bring up Macaulay or Trevelyan. Find an academically sound, up-to-date source. Whiggish histories are always problematic, and operate on phony triumphalist suppositions.
I was expecting (perhaps wrongly) more than ad hominem attacks from you. "Find an academically sound, up-to-date sources." Wow.
My "intense dislike for Catholics"? Too funny. Fact is, my mother's family probably have been Catholics centuries before your relatives even heard the name of Christ. And they still are. (Personally, I find religion and theological arguments both silly and sad. All too often, religion has been used as one more excuse to kill each other, or at least, to demand conformity and obedience.)
I don't know whether it is quaint or scary that there are those who still cling to antiquated notions such as the "divine right of kings" or "the Great Chain of Being." That said, the usurpation of the throne from an autocratic James II by his daughter and son-in-law was an important step toward the development of a more tolerant and enlightened (as well as secular!) modern world.
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