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okasha

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11. The Spanish seem to be doing just fine, too.
Sat Mar 7, 2015, 01:33 PM
Mar 2015

They've had marriage equality longer than we have. (As has Britain, Queen, Archbishop and all.)

Traditional Native American societies weren't and aren't secular, but they're democratic. Ben Franklin learned considerable about the subject of democracy from the Six Fires Confederacy. Unfortunately, he didn't absorb the part about women's participation.

Just ask the Chinese. Android3.14 Mar 2015 #1
It could also be fundamental to other forms of government. Warren Stupidity Mar 2015 #3
Of course a secular society is unnecessary Android3.14 Mar 2015 #8
Not unless you qualify "democracy" a lot more tightly than you have GliderGuider Mar 2015 #2
Good point. (nt) pinto Mar 2015 #5
The English seem to be doing just fine. hrmjustin Mar 2015 #4
Sure if you like monarchies and state religions. Warren Stupidity Mar 2015 #6
And democracy. hrmjustin Mar 2015 #7
So that whole separation of church and state thing is irrelevant? Warren Stupidity Mar 2015 #10
To Democracy there, yes. hrmjustin Mar 2015 #12
The Spanish seem to be doing just fine, too. okasha Mar 2015 #11
But, but, but... hrmjustin Mar 2015 #13
Sure does. okasha Mar 2015 #14
It sucked to have Church of England bishops voting in Parliament against marriage equality muriel_volestrangler Mar 2015 #15
You still have democracy. And yes I am not a fan of some of those bishops. hrmjustin Mar 2015 #16
I would say democracy is better with secular institutions muriel_volestrangler Mar 2015 #17
I don't agree the UK limps along and is much better than Iran's system. hrmjustin Mar 2015 #18
Yes, and de facto we're pretty much a secular society with secular institutions. Donald Ian Rankin Mar 2015 #20
What is fundamental to a democracy is a people willing to fight for the right to order their Leontius Mar 2015 #9
A society with a primarily secular system Igel Mar 2015 #19
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