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I Believe In the Separation of Church and State

For those who believe that the Separation of Church and State is not there to protect religion from the grasp of government but to protect our government from the grasp of religious fanaticism. 917 People

    The Problem Here

    Freedom of religion is a great rule and deserves a place in one of the greatest laws in our country. So many other countries have such a lack of individual views which makes our country great. The thing is religions can sometimes take over a mindset. They conflict with peoples...
    ACrusaderofHope ACrusaderofHope 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 24, 2013

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    It Shouldn't Be Mixed

    Not everyone in this country is under the same religion so why is our legal system Protestant? I believe in a separation in church and state strongly enough that in the mornings when my school recites the pledge I absolutely refuse to say "under god" because I'm not...
    DemonFeyLove DemonFeyLove 18-21, F 6 Responses Jan 4, 2010

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    Words Of MLK Jr

    "Soft mindedness has often invaded the ranks of religion. This is why religion has sometimes rejected new truth with a dogmatic passion. Through edicts and bulls, inquisitions and excommunications, the church has attempted to prorogue truth and place an impenetrable stone wall in...
    hazelwoodd hazelwoodd 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 23, 2013

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    Although the concept of separation has been

    adopted in a number of countries, there are varying degrees of separation depending on the applicable legal structures and prevalent views toward the proper role of religion in society. While a country's policy may be to have a definite distinction in church and state, there may...
    KellyKerri KellyKerri 18-21, F 11 Responses Jan 30

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    Some societies can blend religion

    and government if everyone is of the same cultural background. Saudi does but for differing reasons. Iceland could but people there are becoming more educated and make their own decisions. It wouldn't work in a society composed of people from differing backgrounds. It...
    CrazyWaterSpring CrazyWaterSpring 51-55, M 2 Responses Mar 25

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    Holier Than Thou

    Evangelicals rule the day in Iowa and they all come out to vote in the caucus (Jan 12) and large majority of those people consider themselves born again Christians. Because it is the first event that marks the beginning of the primary season it is very closely watched. I ignore...
    Quintesse Quintesse 46-50, F 4 Responses Nov 20, 2011

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    there are too many organized religions to

    satisfy them all and god couldn't care less about mortal law anyway so why mix them? let the moral based laws come from your sect, parents, or mentor and leave the criminal and safety based laws to the state
    trailsonrails trailsonrails 51-55, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Two Wrongs Don't Make A Right

    The Church is full of power crazed fantasists.  The State is full of power crazed liars.Divide and conquer.
    CrookedMan CrookedMan 46-50 1 Response Jan 26, 2011

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    TheAZmadman TheAZmadman 18-21 Aug 16, 2013

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    I no longer want to be identified

    as "Christian" I love Jesus, just don't believe shoving my beliefs at others, keep religion out of politics. Too many political people using "Religion" then the lie,cheat,steal and rob while telling you how wonderfully religious and "Christian" they are! I say leave your...
    pumilu pumilu 61-65, F Apr 6

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    501(C)(3)

    Has anyone read about this? Some years ago I started seeing something I didnt understand going on in churches. It seemed people were being told to step down for no reason. The new leaders would always talk very badly of christians that left the church. They would literally say...
    gumbone gumbone 22-25, F 12 Responses Mar 13, 2013

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    Self Explanatory

    If you really have to ask me why I believe in the separation of Church and State: look at the Crusades and the other mass killings that have all been carried out in the name of various gods. The fundamentalists in the religious right in this country are one of the many reasons...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Oct 13, 2009

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    Religion And Politics Is What The Greatest Teacher Of All Truely Died For

    To greatly understand how politics and religion works is not about greed nor intelligent words or smart people with sophisticated ways, it is the most simple of ways to understand how things are and how things became to be, by reaching down and placing the tip of your two finger...
    copperback1080 copperback1080 36-40, M Aug 8, 2013

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    As much fun as make believe

    and imaginary friends with awesome super powers may be in theory, in practice the is such a thing as taking things too far. Combining religion and politics is wrong because it impinges on freedom of imagination.
    onefootoutthedoor onefootoutthedoor 51-55, M 2 Responses Jan 16

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    Enlightened Rather Than Obedient

    I just answered a question asked by sonadorhermosa about why don't religious people mind their own business and accept that there's non-religious people and leave it at that. I read the responses from many members and the response from imabear really sparked exactly what I...
    4vrUnique 4vrUnique 46-50 8 Responses Jun 30, 2010

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    And so did the founders of the U.

    S. Contrary to the revisionist nonsense we constantly hear from the Right, the founding fathers were NOT Christians. Most of them were Deists. There's a big difference and the religious right needs to learn their history.
    upfromtheashes upfromtheashes 51-55, M 5 Responses Jun 15

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    Goverment Needs Too Be Straitend Out

    the church and govermwnt are not seprate in the united states take gay rights and that conterception debate for example gay rights eighty percent of thier argument is biblical a priest or some one who reprsents a religon should not even be allowed into a courtroom and as  for...
    jmallon764 jmallon764 18-21, M 2 Responses Jun 14, 2012

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    Education

    A scientist read hundreds of books during his lifetime, but will always be convinced that much remains to be learned. A religious read only one and is sure to have all understood.
    FreeGemini FreeGemini 41-45, M 3 Responses Jan 24, 2013

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    As A

    progressive i find it overwhelmingly hypocritical of the teabaggers(republicans, gone exticted i think) to claim to be for limited government. particularly since they have been pushing for an INCREASE in governmental intrusive legislatiion. a prime example of this is, of course...
    charlene1054 charlene1054 56-60, T 2 Responses Jul 21, 2012

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    Seperate

    Hey do not let republicans, espically the tea party, hear that, it upsets them.That is 1 part of the constitution they will change when they get into power and rewrite it. Don't forget according to them all the unnatural disasters lately have been gods punishment for a sinful...
    mailmanshadow mailmanshadow 51-55, M 9 Responses Sep 9, 2011

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    jennjustknows jennjustknows 36-40, F Jun 15

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    Yeah... I don't believe any government should

    be run by a religion. That doesn't mean a prayer can't be said by people who are employed by the government on government grounds.
    johnny048 johnny048 46-50, M 3 Responses Jun 16

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    No need for me to explain why.

    Just know that republicans are dumbasses for wanting this. And dicks, republicans are also dicks.
    rickyj1942 rickyj1942 13-15, M 3 Responses Jun 15

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    It Would Not Be So Bad If...

    Everyone shared the same religion or everybody's religion could change with the changes in society. If you can't update with the different circumstances in different times then you have no business being a part of how people govern themselves Think about it, in the dark ages as...
    mr4553 mr4553 36-40, M 1 Response Jun 5, 2009

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    My Thoughts :) (?)

    "Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil." Ecclesiastes 8:11   I read Ecclesiastes for the 18th or so time a few weeks ago. I could not get that line out of my head.  I'm not a "lock...
    gingershuman gingershuman 36-40, M Jun 22, 2013

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    Ah, Secularism!

    I am suffering from this issue over here in Egypt.At the moment, the Islamists want to rewrite the constitution, and include the Islamic Shari'a as tha foundation of legislation for the country. Yup, a 7th-century bundle of traditions from Arabia, that's what they want to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 13, 2012

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    Call It What It Is

    Abortion. Big, big , big issue these days. It shouldn't be. A woman's right to choose has already been decided. I think we can agree on that. But little by little there have been changes, mostly at the state level, and mostly inspired by Republicans. This is a fact. They try to...
    Quintesse Quintesse 46-50, F 51 Responses Feb 11, 2011

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    None

    There isnt a single admitted athiest in congress and I am supposed to belive that there is a separation of church and state?
    matthewnew matthewnew 18-21 5 Responses Nov 30, 2013

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    onefootoutthedoor onefootoutthedoor 51-55, M Feb 26

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    My Main Ideas

    In today's world we live in everyone is meant to do there part. We are this big powerful nation that rises against every nation that stands with us and against us we protect are people and are thoughts but we never think twice about are thoughts or are actions to the upper class...
    MrButler MrButler 31-35, M Aug 17, 2012

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    I Wish.....

    Technically, there was supposed to be in a separation of church and state in the United States, but it that just isn't true. The line between church and state has been blurred for some time and no one has said anything about it. If there a a strict separation of church and...
    Bloo Bloo 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 6, 2010

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    Why Christians Must Believe That Babies Should Be Killed

    For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? -Matt. 16:26 In this passage, Jesus makes it clear that the destination of your eternal soul is more important than your life on earth...
    Breatheinout Breatheinout 36-40, M Aug 25, 2012

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    Religion And Politics Should Not Mix.

    At least not in America, anyway. As a country that claims to have "freedom of religion" it really annoys me how Christians like to try working their way into politics and taking away people's rights. I think Christians would agree that if it were Muslims or some religious group...
    tjlkitty tjlkitty 18-21, M 3 Responses Apr 18, 2012

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    It might have been effective 300 years ago,

    but people need to realize it isn't anymore.
    c4mila c4mila 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 28

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    Given that every religion is premised upon the

    shared delusional belief in one or more supernatural beings that in truth do not actually exist, the idea that government should get involved in mandating participation in this absurdity is ill advised to say the least.
    onefootoutthedoor onefootoutthedoor 51-55, M Feb 23

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    Incongruous

    I have always had a sincere respect for the law. And I have always really loved the three branches of government--checks and balances--what a concept! I liked the idea, when it was explained to me in the fourth grade, that there was oversight, that no one branch could do  it...
    Quintesse Quintesse 46-50, F 16 Responses Jan 20, 2011

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    I went to church once. I don't have anything against religious people, I just don't get them. I have cousins who are gung ho about church, and after numerous invites I got up...
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    "A godless generation" (these are not my words, they r the words from the Anima series on YouTube) So to get right to the point today I've got a little game I'd like for you all...
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    As I dropped of my son with his father for "his turn" to see him, he grabbed my leg and screamed "don't go, it's not Daddy's turn." I looked at my husband who had now been gone...
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    But I never inhaled ! LOL!he thinks legalization should be for the states to decide — not the federal government. "Look, I think there's a lot of evidence to argue for the...
    The1960texan The1960texan 51-55, M 5 Responses Jun 29

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    I lost a great deal of faith in the "church" over the years. Being pushed into it by my parents didn't help much either. "Start children off on the way they should go, and even...
    RedScythe RedScythe 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 15

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    I don't understand prayer. If I pray to win the next lottery and honestly believe it will happen and it doesn't then what? I can't believe every prayer that never came true was...
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    I'm not down with cheating. There is no such thing as a second chance with me. And I do not believe in separation. Though a separated situation could have many reasons and stories...
    Sourminds Sourminds 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 25

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    I am a strong believer in God. I am struggling between going to church and going to the Kingdom Hall. I've studied with a lady from the KH for about 2 months and I enjoy it but I...
    Kwaters12 Kwaters12 22-25, F 5 Responses 3 days ago

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