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    pr Wrote: Fortunately, for the Europeans at least,religion is finally being shown up for what it really is. The numbers of "true believers" in Europe has been rapidly declining, especially by the younger generation who are much more open minded on the subject. Superstition and fairy tales have no place in deciding how people should act and live. Why do the Europeans always seem to be so far ahead of the US in just about everything from medicine, religion, guns, education, social values and on and on? I believe it's because the US has become an isolated, closed society still resting on our past achievements and quickly moving backwards because of the grip the wealthy, the ignorant and the religious have on our society. Europe has moved ahead in big part because of the EU and the necessity for everyone to get along in order to survive and get ahead themselves - the total opposite of what has been happening in the US, particularly since the Right Wing, religious fundamentalists and Reagan's thugs hijacked the US economy and society for their own selfish purposes.
    Another way to look at it is that a huge number of the religious hard liners fled Europe on boats so that they could practice their religious freedom in America. And is it coincindental that most of them eventually settled in the "old south"? Through a combination of genetic, marriage and a "bubble environment", the community of like minded religious ideologues in the south has remained strong for generation after generation. They wore out their welcome in the Democratic Party after the Civil Rights Act was passed, and now they not only thrive, they have imprinted their anti-science, Biblical beliefs into the Republican Party.
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    AmcmurryFreedom Wrote: Foolish humans...............attempting to explain the "Almighty". That's like Amphioxus conversing on an intelligent level with mankind and that is the limit of my ability to express an analogy. I would believe that I am far off in power trying to make a comparison between God and man.

    Foolish humans..........praising a satanic statue. I will be far from that view wanting no part of it.

    As for Dutch expressing his Netherlands public displays of 10 commandments and religious displays, there are more religious statues, monuments and paintings than any city in America has to offer. Copenhagen is blessed with a rich history of religion. Although, I may agree with Dutch's assessment that public (Government) offices may not display religion, but I wouldn't be surprised that you could walk into a government building and see a statue of Moses holding the 10 commandments (in Danish) like what is outside in public from the Our Lady Church of Copenhagen.

    http://www.denmark.net/denmark-guide/religion-denmark.html

    You can also go to Copenhagen's City Hall Square and view Radhuspladsen and see the abundant displays of religious figures. Copenhagen is rich in religious display, so you do not really need to be concerned about what may or may not be inside a government public office. However, be sure Netherlands have many religious displays in public offices. I got many, many pictures. The Netherlands are fighting religious displays just like America has been, but I don't know if the Netherland public would entertain the idea of a satanic statue. That would be just anti-historical for the people of the Netherlands.


    I guess you are mistaken; your observations are related to "public places" not "government offices/places" these subjects likely have been there from the 16th century onwards etc. and placed there when the Catholic church was part of and influential in governments of that time. Just visit the big cathedrals in Europe they display often on the outside of these buildings statutes of angels and jesus figures etc. even devils.
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    Sorry, Dutch, it will not work, I'm not mistaken. You have your right to mislead readers, but those who travel know better. Have a good a day!
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    AmcmurryFreedom Wrote: Sorry, Dutch, it will not work, I'm not mistaken. You have your right to mislead readers, but those who travel know better. Have a good a day!
    Sure you travel as a tourist; thus Denmark is the same as The Netherlands; sorry a total different country as well as language and history. I lived there, did you?
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    Schmidt Wrote:
    pr Wrote: Fortunately, for the Europeans at least,religion is finally being shown up for what it really is. The numbers of "true believers" in Europe has been rapidly declining, especially by the younger generation who are much more open minded on the subject. Superstition and fairy tales have no place in deciding how people should act and live. Why do the Europeans always seem to be so far ahead of the US in just about everything from medicine, religion, guns, education, social values and on and on? I believe it's because the US has become an isolated, closed society still resting on our past achievements and quickly moving backwards because of the grip the wealthy, the ignorant and the religious have on our society. Europe has moved ahead in big part because of the EU and the necessity for everyone to get along in order to survive and get ahead themselves - the total opposite of what has been happening in the US, particularly since the Right Wing, religious fundamentalists and Reagan's thugs hijacked the US economy and society for their own selfish purposes.
    Another way to look at it is that a huge number of the religious hard liners fled Europe on boats so that they could practice their religious freedom in America. And is it coincindental that most of them eventually settled in the "old south"? Through a combination of genetic, marriage and a "bubble environment", the community of like minded religious ideologues in the south has remained strong for generation after generation. They wore out their welcome in the Democratic Party after the Civil Rights Act was passed, and now they not only thrive, they have imprinted their anti-science, Biblical beliefs into the Republican Party.
    Hoe true! I was just recently reading something about this very phenomenon but I decided not to bring it up. Now I wish I had.
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    Dutch Wrote:
    AmcmurryFreedom Wrote: Sorry, Dutch, it will not work, I'm not mistaken. You have your right to mislead readers, but those who travel know better. Have a good a day!
    Sure you travel as a tourist; thus Denmark is the same as The Netherlands; sorry a total different country as well as language and history. I lived there, did you?
    Denmark has the Little Mermaid, maybe he was confusing her with the Little Dutch Boy with his finger in the dike? After all, they both do speak some furin' language so I can see how one could become confused. Surrounded by all that water and nothing but bier to drink!
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    pr Wrote:
    Dutch Wrote:
    AmcmurryFreedom Wrote: Sorry, Dutch, it will not work, I'm not mistaken. You have your right to mislead readers, but those who travel know better. Have a good a day!
    Sure you travel as a tourist; thus Denmark is the same as The Netherlands; sorry a total different country as well as language and history. I lived there, did you?
    Denmark has the Little Mermaid, maybe he was confusing her with the Little Dutch Boy with his finger in the dike? After all, they both do speak some furin' language so I can see how one could become confused. Surrounded by all that water and nothing but bier to drink!
    I just wonder did AMC visit there to "see" the country or was sent by the "church/army" to collect data about religeous statues? Thus no time for a "bier" I guess. Mermaids (a religeous statue for sure) were sent from "heaven"; they could only swim away not runaway, so the Bishops could catch them quickly. (especially the"little" Mermaids)