How often have I heard it said that it is the precepts of Christianity that are the foundation of Western civilization?

“…it is worth considering the role of religious belief in the growth and development of Western civilization, its transition from the primacy of Christian doctrine in public life to the rise of liberal democracy and the rule of law in the secular nation state, though not in the way many religious folk, such as Glenn Beck, imagine it to be.”

Longtime reader and commenter Pongo offers a contrarian view..