By separating religion from the State, we get: 1. Separation frees the State to make immoral laws. 2. The education system plies children with elastic morality, which is as fickle as a passing fashion. The result is an immoral society. 3. Secular governments tend to view their citizens as object resources, not as valuable humans with an innate 'divine spark' within them.
Then again, some people make a religion of their politics. ?
No, we must separate religion and the State.
1. Decisions made from collective experience rather than perspective 2. It promotes ability over divine right. 3. Religious leaders can criticise the government more believably. If they were part of the government, they would seem like self-motivated rebels or hypocrites. 4. There is no chance that the State will coerce people to adopt the official religion.
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My colleague, Tony Fasulo, argues for a separation of Church and State. He's got some liberal notion that the marriage of the two institutions will disenfranchise some citizens. I think that as long as the relationship is not coercive, there's no danger of that this arrangement would disadvantage anyone. To me, it is merely a glue which ought to help stick different facets of a diverse society together.
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