actually, i'd like to discuss the topic, will secularization reduce our militarization.
yes sweden is secular, and yes they prolly have a powerful military for their size.
it seems to me that the number of troops that america has is small, considering our power and our military budget. the number of troops is important as is our economy. seems to me, whoever is in power, we will have a period of no military intervention after the present debacle is over
no i believe and hope that if we were a secular nation we wud not have gotten involved in iraq. we wouldn't have attacked granada or panama either, but we might have put troops in rwanda and bosnia to attempt to stop the genocide there, and who knows where that wud have led us.
on the other hand if we had been secular, when we attacked iraq the first time with good reason, we might have gone the whole way, and then once again, we are in the realm of speculation.
voyager, actually if america is a democracy,(Which is debatable) no matter who you voted for, you bear responsibility for the actions of the government. that's how i read it antway.
ypur last sentence "its a shame xtianit and islam are to this day tools of empire" got me to thinking. i think empire is xtianity and islam, perhaps i shud qualify that by adding fundy to all three, but i'm not sure. i see no real difference.