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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. 1,085 People

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    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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    i'm a christian but i believe in the separation

    of the curch and the state. mainly because judgement by the state are done in factual basis the church on the other hand is through moral basis. this difference in foundation is a huge division between the church and the state. hee
    anabelleStacey anabelleStacey 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 2

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    The two intertwine with each other all the time

    and i wonder if there is a god or gods ... Do they give a ****?
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 18-21, M Aug 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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    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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    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 6 Responses Jun 15

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    People who believe in the non-evident are quite

    possibly unsuitable to run a city/state/country. Isn't that impaired judgment? I could be wrong because there are so many smart theists out there... But is just doesn't seem right to me that the leader of many can't distinguish fantasy from reality.
    LifeDispenser LifeDispenser 31-35, M Aug 30

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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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    TheAZmadman TheAZmadman 18-21 Aug 16, 2013

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    onefootoutthedoor onefootoutthedoor 51-55, M Feb 26

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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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    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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    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 8 Responses Jan 30

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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 4 Responses Jan 4, 2010

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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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    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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    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 1 Response Aug 23, 2013

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    Getting on my soap box!

    ! Just read an article about pastors being forced to marry gay peeps in Idaho. Now I will start off by saying I'm a lesbian, I believe in equality, and I also believe in God. However I also believe in separation of church and state. No one should be forced to do anything...
    aquagrl aquagrl 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 24

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    jennjustknows jennjustknows 36-40, F Jun 15

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    Churches should pay their taxes.

    http://madmikesamerica.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/garfield-tax-churches-3.jpg
    berangere berangere 66-70, F 3 Responses Jul 25

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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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    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 51-55, 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 Jul 20

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    There is something seriously wrong

    when religious morals are the basis for law making. Just because you think its taboo for a man to love a man doesn't mean everyone feels the same way. The ONLY reason gay marriage is not legal in a lot of places is because of the religious morals that say it isn't okay. This...
    Thatonegirl53 Thatonegirl53 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 29

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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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    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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    It is the foundation of the strength of the USA.

    Thank you Thomas Jefferson and fellow forward thinkers.
    experimed experimed 51-55, M 1 Response Sep 1

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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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    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 11 Responses Mar 13, 2013

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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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    History illustrates clearly the mess

    that occurs when you do!!!
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M 2 Responses Oct 25

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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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    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 51-55, F 51 Responses Feb 11, 2011

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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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    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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    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 1 Response Apr 6

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    "Church and state were distinct in

    that the Federal Government could not elevate one denomination over others. Nor could government and its flawed inhabitants usurp divine authority by harnessing politics to the church. Faith is no civil contract, but a personal matter not to be profaned by politics." http://www...
    somerbunni703 somerbunni703 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 30

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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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    I would like to believe this. I know I believe it on some level. The store clerk and the dental hygienist and the office manager are there for clear reasons. I think most people...
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    I used to go to church when I was trying out Christianity. But when I was finding my own way to what I want to believe in I finally dropped the church. The church I went to was...
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    You don't need to go to church to be a Christian. All a church is, are walls. I grew up in a very strict church full of hateful people, pastor worship, and just horrible things. I...
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    What I believe... That is a question. I was raised in the church and started questioning when I was a teenager. My fathers attempt to keep me from studying other religions only...
    Dahlia2020 Dahlia2020 31-35, F 6 days ago

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    If u go to any SDA church in USA u will see that they all have a music ministry department and the music will be rnb, gospel and so on... Some people thinks that we are living in...
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    That Catholics should know. The R. Catholic church says that the Pope is the head of the Catholic Church. Ans: The Bible says the Lord Jesus Christ is the head of the church...
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    I am in a 1446 km LDR. It all began on 4 January. A few days after New Year’s Eve, my life had returned to the normal routine of study, boring days and stress when someone added...
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