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  1. How different the history of the world would have been had the Persians managed to conquer Greece? No ‘Western Civilisation’ perhaps and no liberalism?

    “I am Darayaus the Great King, King of Kings, King of many countries and many men, King in this vast earth far and wide, son of Wistaspa, an Achaemenian, a Persian, son of a Persian, an Aryan, of Aryan lineage.”

    • Both ancient India and ancient Persia were significantly anti-slavery cultures, with significant partial ‘liberalism’ one might say, tho it was tradition-honouring

      And in the end they were defeated by the enslaving cultures of Europe and of Islam

      The Cyrus cylinder of 2500 years ago is considered the first major surviving document of liberal human rights – it provided for freedom of religion, and expressed the wish to abolish slavery throughout the Persian empire

      Ancient India’s kingdoms became the first place we know the death penalty was abolished, well more than 1000 years ago. Although they developed a caste system – seems it was less harsh than in modern times, with no ‘untouchables’ – they essentially avoided slavery

      A certain amount of sexual freedom was there too, it was not so puritan in major strands, Kama Sutra etc. The Temples of Khajuraho in India are covered with sculptures, about 15% of which are pornographic, sometimes highly so. The message is – ‘This is your mind sometimes, this is life, and God is within this as in all things. Come inside the temple and know God more closely.’

  2. It would be more worth your while, HW, to read this book about ancient history.
    https://stevenmcollins.com/about/

    While many books from this segment of Protestantism are mere re-hashes, Colliins at least did his research. FWIW. I’m currently only on Chap 3, and have learned a great deal….

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