Talk:Enlightenment

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American Revolution

What makes you think that the Enlightenment led to the American Revolution? I'm not necessarily disagreeing with you, but there are other viewpoints at hand. America was destined to leave Great Britain; they were forced into the Revolution by the oppression of Great Britain. Tyranny led to the questioning of the British government, and perhaps the Enlightenment is wrongly accredited with this particular moment in U.S. history. Jeffrey W. LauttamusDiscussion 11:24, 22 May 2008 (EDT)

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RJJensen 05:16, 28 December 2008 (EST)

Burning churches was a crowning political effect?

Someone want to look at this? Rob Smith

Definitely not. Although there may have been Churches burned I think without further background information that claim makes no sense in the context of Enlightenment thought. I think the original contributor wanted to highlight that the Enlightenment had negative effects on the French Revolution, which it did but there are more tactful ways of writing that. I will work on it. Church of the Trail 09:54, 14 June 2011 (EDT)
It sounds like cleaned up langauge to begin with. "The crowning achievement was the burning of churches" is what the author probably intended to say. The whole sentence needs to go, unless it can be replaced with something <ehem> more NPOV. Rob Smith 21:40, 14 June 2011 (EDT)
Updated. Check it. --Church of the Trail 21:54, 14 June 2011 (EDT)
Looks good. "of, for, and by the people" is not necessarily contemporaneous language, and a murderous mob isn't really democratic, but it's something we can work with. Rob Smith 22:10, 14 June 2011 (EDT)
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