I believe that the Buddhists lay claim to the concept of zero--something that mathematicians consider pretty fundamental.<quoted text>
Show me what the other Gods and their civilizations created? Great architecture? Great art? Great music? Technological innovation? An abundance of food and medical technology? Agriculture so efficient that we could feed the entire world if we wanted to? Great nations and the spread of language and culture throughout the world? Human rights, and the right to pursue your dreams?
What did those other peoples and their "Gods" create other than oppressive regimes, corrupt governments, control of their rabble and poverty?
You people don't appreciate what you have in this country. You need to live in Venezuela for a few years before you start clamoring for their style of government here.
And who were those folks who built Stonehenge? I don't know exactly what they were on to, but I have always understood it to be pretty important.
Likewise the Aztecs. When I was in Mexico I remember going inside of a pyramid which had been constructed around a peephole of sorts that ran from the bottom to the top and captured a pure beam of light during some recurrent solar event that only happens once in a hundred years or so. I don't know what all that's about, but I was pretty impressed.