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The Stripping of the Altars 2nd edition, 25 Aug 2010
David Huntley, Toronto
I will charitably refrain from commenting on Professor Duffy's faulty logic and gratuitous assumptions and omissions. Instead I will make a remark on one aspect of history in a period outside of that with which Professor Duffy is concerned. Both Protestant and Catholic countries have committed imperialistic atrocities, including England's wanton destruction of Irish language and culture. Yet domestic democratic politics evolved in Protestant much earlier than in Catholic countries. While there were many other factors the latitudinarianism of most Protestant denominations must have played a role here. if this is true, then as a non-believer I pray that the citizens of democratic countries thank God for the Reformation and that he grant Professor Duffy absolution.