The Enlightenment

Enlightenment, Reason and Religion (Book Notes: Fighting Words): "The Enlightenment still matters because liberty and reason matter - and because there are still so many in society who are firmly opposed to both."

Isn't it interesting how history books describe the Enlightenment as a positive thing (at least it was when I was in school)? I wonder if this has changed now that we seem to be living in a resurgence of the Dark Ages. When we have medical procedures (abortion), science education, and even marriage between same-sex individuals being challenged by Christian extremists, I long for another Enlightenment.
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