Comment: That's a tough one.

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That's a tough one.

I will not discount your premise outright - but what about when tyranny and attacks on Liberty occurred because of Christianity? (Naziism, Moussolini, the Crusades, Palestine right now, the British Empire, etc...) What about then Christianity was used to support collectivism that stripped rights? (the Bolshivek Revolution, American slavery, the "War on Terror", the Spanish "conquering" of the Americas)

Just because Christianity was the most popular religion in whatever cases you are pointing to, that does not make a correlation. Individual Liberty goes beyond religion, it must do that, otherwise it is not individual. I think that is probably at the core of my disregard for your argument, collectivism versus individual liberty.

"In the beginning of a change the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot."--Mark Twain