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Why was Christianity so roundly criticised in the Enlightenment ?

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During the Enlightenment, Monarchs across Western Europe espoused that they were obeying direct orders from God.

The so-called divine right of kings justified the king's absolute authority in all matters, both sacred and secular. It was impossible to criticize the king without criticizing God, and vice versa. Those...

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