In some traditional societies very young girls are given in marriage to older men, sometimes sold to them for money by their parents or other relatives.
There is no agreement today as to the concept, "civilization", in intellectual, scientific, and wide social circles - as, by the way, is the case with other fundamental terms.
Just 30% of the citizens of the UK however consider themselves as religious and 70% of Russians and 56% of Americans describe themselves in the same way.
Germany’s past casts a long shadow. Last summer, Greeks protesting against the stringent terms of the EU bailout brandished pictures of Angela Merkel sporting a Hitler moustache and a Nazi armband, with the swastika replaced by the euro sign.
The Bourbon dynasty is regularly attacked by the left-wing liberals, especially the Spanish Socialist Workers Party. Its members are descendants of those who lost in the Civil War, fighting for the Republic.
As a young child I used to accompany my mother to various Christian services. She had been active in the “Salvation Army” as a young woman and was still a firm believer in God.
The elections in France culminated in a convincing victory for the oligarchy, or rather the Rothschild family.
The world of evangelical Christianity was rocked recently with the announcement that Hank Hanegraaff, host of the Bible Answer Man radio broadcast and President of the Christian Research Institute, converted to Eastern Orthodoxy.