Monday, January 10, 2005

Religion and politics

In this article, Professor's book examines nation in the news

Dr. Alfred Mueller II says his book will explain that the political turmoil happening there has been going on for more than 1,000 years.

"The political scientist looks at who voted for who. They say religion is just a variable that determines how you vote.

"My argument is that if you don't see religion and politics as the same thing, you do not understand the country and its people."

The author maintains religion played a major role in the transition of the Ukraine from a member of the Soviet Republic to an independent state.

It's an interesting point. Culture is destiny in many ways and religion is a significant part of a culture, one most often overlooked by Westerners seeking to understand it.

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