Should we have a State Religion ?

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    Should we have a State Religion ?


    For the record, I believe that a state religion is bad. Anything approaching a Theocracy type of gov't should always be avoided.


    I am just wondering why others feel it is bad or for that matter, good.
     
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    Cite for us those on this board that have said it would be a good idea.
     
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    We have one.

    We worship Mammon.

    If we were being honest with ourselves we'd chance our national symbol from the American Bald Eagle to the

    GOLDEN CALF of BAAL
     
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    No has said that any have....

    This is just a discussion on why state religion is bad or if one feels why it would be good
     
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    I suppose many do...

    But that is still not an official state religion
     
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    If no one has said it is a good idea, exactly how do you expect to have a conversation on whether it is a good or bad idea?
     
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    No, we should not have a state religion but what cannot get through to some people is that we never have had a state religion. Ever. That our country was founded on Judao-Christian principles was not the establishment of a state religion. But those principles were/are more a way we should conduct ourselves with good character when dealing with others.

    Very unfortunately, many have strayed from "the straight and narrow" and have corrupted or misinterpreted the original language to suit it to their own needs and/or beliefs.
     
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    Agree
     

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