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Oct
2
comment Which country was the first one, in which the Christian Church was separated from the state?
@DJClayworth I do not know whether English monarch is a secular person or not. But note that the church structure can be headed by a secular person as well, this is how it was in Russian Empire where the church was headed by a secular ober-procurator for 300 years.
Oct
2
comment Was “Blitzkrieg” at least partly intended for trapping the Jews?
I was not referring to the black market. I was referring to contracts the ghettos administrations signed with German firms. These contracts gave high profits, but the people who lived in ghetto were allowed only a tiny part of it, mostly in the form of food. Still the Reich did not spend a mark for providing food and other supplies to the most of ghettos.
Oct
1
comment Was “Blitzkrieg” at least partly intended for trapping the Jews?
"somebody had to starve" - I completely disagree with that. It is well known that Germany did not have any food shortages. It had record-high wheat harvests during the whole war time. Also all Jewish ghettos were commercially successful enterprises that easily could food themselves and make profits.
Oct
1
comment Which country was the first one, in which the Christian Church was separated from the state?
@Louis Rhys this is from Wikipedia, "State atheism" article.
Sep
29
comment Was “Blitzkrieg” at least partly intended for trapping the Jews?
That there were no extermination camps does not mean that Nazis did not know what to do with Jews yet. They possibly hoped to kill them through traditional way by shooting.
Sep
29
comment Was “Blitzkrieg” at least partly intended for trapping the Jews?
You are wrong, the Holocaust already started in 1941 with mass shootings in the USSR. As you should know they shot 33 thousand Jews in Kiev in September 1941, just two weeks after they captured the city.
Sep
28
comment WWI trench tactics using shields?
If you tried to form like this and approach enemy, then just one grenade or shell would kill the entire company, lol. This MAY help against separated bullets, but it is suicide against artillery and machineguns.
Sep
28
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Sep
25
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Sep
25
comment Which country was the first one, in which the Christian Church was separated from the state?
@Brock Adams I cannot name any European or Western power where religious dogmas were ever declared being above state law. Do you know one? At the same time, it is quite common in Muslim world.
Sep
24
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Sep
24
comment What was the origin of religious tolerance in Europe?
There were also plenty of voluntary Christian martyrs. As Wikipedia says, proconsul of Asia, Arrius Antoninus, when confronted with a group of voluntary martyrs during one of his assize tours, sent a few to be executed and snapped at the rest, “If you want to die, you wretches, you can use ropes or precipices.” In fact Christian modus operandi was to harass other cults, provoke a harsh response and suffer martyrdom, this way they believed they became similar to Jesus Christ.
Sep
24
comment What was the origin of religious tolerance in Europe?
@brilliant the requirements to sacrifice to "Ancient gods" was put in place much after Christianity emerged as a response. Christians indeed attacked other temples and harrased the worshipers. There was never requirement to worship Caesar as God (there was a cult of emperors's genius, his personal guardian).
Sep
23
comment Which country was the first one, in which the Christian Church was separated from the state?
Secular person is not a synonym to "not baptized person", sorry.
Sep
23
comment Which country was the first one, in which the Christian Church was separated from the state?
@Brock Adams As Wikipedia says, originally, the First Amendment applied only to the federal government. A number of the states effectively had established churches when the First Amendment was ratified, with some remaining into the early nineteenth century.
Sep
23
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Sep
23
answered Which country was the first one, in which the Christian Church was separated from the state?
Sep
23
comment Which country was the first one, in which the Christian Church was separated from the state?
Can you please specify what do you mean? The first state with no state religion or first state where the church was removed from the state hierarchy?
Sep
23
comment What was the origin of religious tolerance in Europe?
@brilliant I said about heretics. Regarding religious prosecution, it was Christian intolerance that prompted harsh measures. Initially Christianity was legal along other cults.
Sep
23
comment Which nations have armed prisoners and sent them to war?
I think amnesty was guaranteed if a person was wounded. For regular criminals a month in penal unit counted as a year in prison.