Date: 2017-06-14 12:06 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] peasant
Ironic really. Many Christian religious leaders and societies were in direct conflict with the teachings and views of the very God they were worshipping.

My take on this is that any religion that was not flexible enough in interpretation to move with the times would not survive. Christianity is rich enough in texts and interpretations of those texts that it is almost infinitely adaptable.

I also hold that we should judge the past by the criticisms levelled at the time, not by our own standards. Although in this case it amounts to the same thing: The Civil War certainly counts as a huge criticism, and your founding fathers rejected it too, so I think we can say the idea of divine right lost! :D
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