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Saturday, 5 November 2011

Stuart's Daily Word Spot: Enlightenment

The Gunpowder Conspirators are discovered and ...Image via Wikipedia
Enlightenment: noun - mentally or spiritually enlightening; the state of being enlightened; the Enlightenment - the philosophical movement that occurred in Europe in the 18th century when reason and individualism started to be emphasized instead of tradition.

'Julie's face lit up with enlightenment as, after years of labouring under the false dogma of the sect, she understood that the organisation existed only to glorify and support its charismatic leader.'

5th November is Guy Fawkes night in the UK, when the innocent and guilty alike celebrate the execution of a man and his cohorts who attempted to murder the then king, so they could replace him with a Roman Catholic monarch. That they would have killed many others along with their intended victim illustrates the fact that terrorists have long held the general populace in contempt, caring nothing for the lives of other people and blinded by what is often religious dogma.

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