We left because of the corruption of Europe and the State religions. Those never went away. The reforms developed in America have recently been rolled away in the UK and other European countries. Though they are being rolled away in USA right now, you won't find them anywhere else.
You left because Europe wasn't religious enough for you.
Not so, England's State Churches were the definition of religious by having government forced beliefs. True faith is an act of free will and can never be forced. Government forced beliefs are unfortunately on the rise again throughout the world. There is no US law against this, but the Founding Fathers made it clear they didn't want state run churches, the definition of separation of church and state from Jefferson's letter. You're literally in a government that controls what you can and cannot say, a violation of free will and human rights.
The First Amendment gives free speech and practice of beliefs, but no law says separation of Church and State, it is implied through The First Amendment.
@Gravit1 She is talking about the Puritans who predate the Founding Fathers. She is correct in saying that the Puritans did not consider Europe religious enough. They wanted to create a city on a hill and a shining example to Europe. I think they have in some respects but of course not saying everything is perfect.
@Ag0ny The Puritans did want to reform The Church of England, but Pilgrims were the separatist that wanted to start a new. The Puritans and Pilgrims also did not like the government corruption in the church. They differed on solutions, but the problem was the corruption. The Pilgrims were more resistant and suffered more for it. For that reason they left England to avoid State control of their belief and practice. It was this mentality that the founding Fathers grew off of. The early colonies took on these settlers and mentality.
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Its hardly a melting pot. That arguments it over 250 years old and its still not melted.
Yes, we had: in Berlin and Hamburg for example
Only problem is that it seems like most English, Scottish, and Irish cuisine were based on a dare, so...😷
lol... only if
I'm European. I live in Belgium.
So: please replace 'you' with 'them'.My basic statement remains the same.
Goethe, Shakespeare, Jules Verne, Beethoven, Sokrates, Archimedes, Descartes, Darwin, Newton, da Vinci, Moses, Mohammad, Marx, Bismarck, Robespierre, Napoleon, Dante, Ramses II, Alexander, Zheng He, ......I see your point :D
I know that the USA is a rich and the most powerful nation (and it'll be until China gets hegemonic, which means 10 or 20 years at most). But your culture and entertainment are the lowest of the lowest. Materialism, consumerism, pornography and nihilism can't create something worth contemplating.
@andreasderjuengere Pretty sure Socrates was from Cleveland, read a book, buddy...😜
@WhiteSteve Google says that he's from Athens. That's in Georgia... :D
@andreasderjuengere Steve Jobs, Thomas Edison, Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Henry Ford, Andrew Carnegie, Alexander Graham Bell, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, the Wright Brothers, Oppenheimer, Abraham Lincoln, Neil Armstrong, Martin Luther King. What is the difference between your list and mine? Mine contains more recent figures. Most of those you listed are pre-20th century.
@EmperorOfRussia I think it will be more than 10-20 years before China surpasses USA in terms of hegemony. Their people are still quite poor. The average American makes roughly $50,000 a year. The average person from China makes $10,000 a year. And I wouldn't say the USA is nihilist. I think Europeans are more nihilist than Americans.
'Anonymous' - you referred to human history and and outstanding contribution. Which I think is not the case. That there are and were bright 'Americans' is of no doubt - I give you that. (we still need to see if in 600 or 700 years from now you guys are still 'in business' :) )As we are at it, I can now add also:- to be rich does not mean to be 'good' - to be 'powerful' only means that you can beat the shit out of anyone who opposes you (nothing new: the Mongoles did that as well)- your 'entertainment' has only volume; but quality is rare- your 'influential culture' is invasive, destructive and unasked for; you just imprint it on others where ever you turn up- your language... :D :D :D you don't even have one. The English you refer to had been spread by the British Empire...