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RainDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-01-10 02:36 PM
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168. They also didn't create the American revolution
The founders didn't look to Greek and Roman myths - they looked to their philosophical writings on government and the people, etc.

Democracy is considered the work of a poet, Solon, if you want to really get all foundational about it. So, I guess you could say a poet has been the most influential person in all of western history, in terms of government and throwing off the yoke of oppressors.

I noted the Greeks and Romans were pagan b/c you specifically talk about Jesus - but if you want to include polytheism and monotheisms like Islam to discuss how great religion is for people who are struggling... okay by me.

But the philosophy of the ancient Greeks and Romans was not the same as their myths.

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