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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. 861 People

    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 14 Responses Mar 13, 2013

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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 2 Responses Apr 18, 2012

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    TheAZmadman TheAZmadman 18-21 Aug 16, 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 46-50, M 2 Responses Jan 16

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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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    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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    It might have been effective 300 years ago,

    but people need to realize it isn't anymore.
    c4mila c4mila 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 28

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 52 Responses Feb 11, 2011

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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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