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12 years ago @ Macleans.ca - "That's kind of the se... · 1 reply · +3 points
There is even a grain of truth to that (thou it's not entirely true). Liz I did do much to bring about peace between Catholics and Protestants.
To say that that was the start of secularism is still just as baffling. As I note in my comment above, Elizabeth I had a large role in establishing the Church of England. That's hardly something a secularist would want on their resume.
12 years ago @ Macleans.ca - "That's kind of the se... · 0 replies · +4 points
12 years ago @ Macleans.ca - "That's kind of the se... · 0 replies · +6 points
I give credit to Elizabeth I for many things, and think she was a great monarch. She was not what you think she was. Thou less fanatical then bloody Mary, she was a devout protestant and believed in the divine right to rule. She also executed Catholics, thou not at the stake. Since you enjoy looking at wikipedia (I do as well), take a gander at what they say about her:
"One of her first moves as queen was to support the establishment of an English Protestant church, of which she became the Supreme Governor. This Elizabethan Religious Settlement held firm throughout her reign and later evolved into today's Church of England."
12 years ago @ Macleans.ca - The Night of 1,000 Del... · 2 replies · +9 points
It makes me wonder what planet she's living on. Maybe after some time in the house she will realize that Canadians actually elected a CPC majority. I'm betting that even after that epiphany, she still won't show any respect for the result.
The Greens are the most shamless self-promoters of any party. May winning her seat was the biggest black mark on what was otherwise a great night.
12 years ago @ Macleans.ca - "That's kind of the se... · 9 replies · +5 points
Before you answer with something about Elizabeth I let me remind you that not only was she both head of the state AND the church, she also was a proponent of the divine"right to rule" idea that was in vogue at the time.
The truth is that "secularism" wasn't even a word until 50 years after Jefferson coined the term "separation of church and state" in his letter to the Danbury Baptists. Your problem is that your anti-American bias does not permit you to give credit where it is due.
You hold tight to your revisonist history if you want, but you should at least make an attempt at backing up your claim by pointing to the moment in history when you think the Brits came up with the idea. My guess is that you won't be able to find any such moment, as to this day the monarch is STILL the head of both chuch and state in Britian.
(even thou they have followed the Americans lead and now have a de facto secular society)
12 years ago @ Macleans.ca - Plus/minus · 2 replies · +6 points
The Conservatives gained 391,751 more new votes this election, then the combined "left" parties you listed.
How does this equal any leftward shift, nevermind a major one? It's a simple question.
Does it have something to do with balloons?... cause these numbers should really pop yours.
12 years ago @ Macleans.ca - Plus/minus · 0 replies · +2 points
12 years ago @ Macleans.ca - Plus/minus · 6 replies · +7 points
Vote change for CPC +623,332
Vote change for NDP/Bloc/Green/Lib +231,581
Do you see why this does not equal a major leftward shift? I'm sure with a little more effort towards intellectual honesty, you can figure it out.
12 years ago @ Macleans.ca - Plus/minus · 3 replies · +4 points
12 years ago @ Macleans.ca - Layton's against the o... · 2 replies · +4 points
It sounds like Canadians came out in droves, to support this massive leftward shift you speak of.
Glad you are so happy with the result. I am too.