Separation of church and state

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    SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE
    No such thing. You can keep prayer out of public places but you cannot keep the influence of one’s religious belief form decision making and policies. Your religion is who you are. If you are a catholic and don’t believe in abortion or birth control you are not going to support birth control and abortions.
     
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    Eh...
    Separation of Church and States basically says that the government can't fund a religious institution and vice versa if I'm not mistaken. Probably to prevent a theocratical government of a sort.

    The past 44 Presidents have been Christian or had Christian values. If there was "true" separation, then our Presidents would be Atheist.
     
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    I bet Americans who are opposed to the separation of church and state would start singing a different tune reeeeeaaal quick if another religion, like islam, began having greater influence.
     
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    There is no separation of church and state.

    There is only the First Amendment and that states that the government will not impose a church that everyone will attend. In other words. No Church of the United States of America.

    It helps to understand history and apply that knowledge to the real world.
     
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    I guess people can't read a very simple statement in the first amendment. It prohibits congress form establishing a national religion period end of story. The first 5 word of the amendment tells the whole story, "Congress shall make no law". It doesn't prohibit government from promoting religious values or allowing politicians or people from practicing their religion in the public square, those activities are not congressional laws establishing any religion. The first amendment guarantees freedom of religion, not freedom from religion.
     
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    Stop wasting your time! There is no way the anti-religion - ANY RELIGION - types will bother to even try to understand that there is no such thing as Separation of Church and State anywhere in the U.S. Constitution!

    :bye1:
     
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    Maybe, but truth is truth.
     
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    Liberals want to establish Atheism as the official religion of the United States.
     
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    It's clear you don't understand the establishment clause in the first amendment, it states all religious practices are protected, and simply forbids the federal government from establishing a national religion by law.
     
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    The people in power manipulate religion and the people who follow that religion to sometimes criminal extent. How many politicians run on a pro-life platform just so they can get the votes, and then set it at the lowest possible place in their agenda?
     

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