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Writer's Block: Church & State

Should church and state always be separate? Why or why not? What should the nature of their relationship be?
Under our Constitution, this government is, and was intended to be secular.   Our founders had recent experience of theocracies and religious wars, and wanted no part of that.  

I support a secular government because it is the only guarantee of personal freedom from religious tyranny.    I believe a secular government is safer for all,  superior to theocracies run by imperfect humans....but other countries have a right to choose their own form of government, and if they choose a theocracy, that's their concern.  Here, from the beginning,  this nation chose a secular form, within which people could have (and do have) sincere but differing religious beliefs.



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