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Thread: Separation of Church and State

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    Jack Flash

    Separation of Church and State

    Religion is notómuch less is Christianity or any other particular system of religionónamed in the preamble to the Constitution of the United States as one of the declared objects of government...

    --Board of Education of Cincinnati v. Minor (23 Ohio State Rep 211) (1872)

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    Migi e!

    Re: Separation of Church and State

    Well alrighty then, maybe you should take your thoughts on this to the Religion forum...just sayin.

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    Nerdo

    Re: Separation of Church and State

    Seems pretty related to politics to me.

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    Migi e!

    Re: Separation of Church and State

    Quote Originally Posted by Nerdo View Post
    Seems pretty related to politics to me.
    That's the nice thing about PH, we're all allowed to have our opinions. Maybe you're right, maybe I'm right.

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    Nerdo

    Re: Separation of Church and State

    Quote Originally Posted by Migi e! View Post
    That's the nice thing about PH, we're all allowed to have our opinions. Maybe you're right, maybe I'm right.
    And yet...I'm right.

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    kmiller1610

    Re: Separation of Church and State

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Flash View Post
    Religion is not—much less is Christianity or any other particular system of religion—named in the preamble to the Constitution of the United States as one of the declared objects of government...
    Neither is abortion. What's your point?

    Neither is compassion for the handicapped, the endangered species, the Co2 content in the atmosphere or any of the other quasi-religious causes the federal government has taken on. The government has done exactly what the establishment clause was designed to prevent, created systems of thought seasoned with values that they have forced on all of us.

    I like the separation of church and state. Now if they would only expand the meaning of "church" to include all do-gooder philosophies that forces me to put money in their collection plate, move my car 4 spaces over, bypass investment opportunities because it will hurt some microscopic animal on a list, etc ad nauseum, I would be a happy man.

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    Dayton3

    Re: Separation of Church and State

    The words "separation of church and state" are nowhere in the U.S. Constitution either.

    Or "electoral college"

    or "judicial review"

    or "veto".

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    Jack Flash

    Re: Separation of Church and State

    Quote Originally Posted by kmiller1610 View Post
    Neither is abortion. What's your point?
    That the U. S. Government was granted no power whatsoever over religion.

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    kmiller1610

    Re: Separation of Church and State

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Flash View Post
    That the U. S. Government was granted no power whatsoever over religion.
    But they take the power anyway, don't they?

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    Akkaid

    Re: Separation of Church and State

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Flash View Post
    Religion is notómuch less is Christianity or any other particular system of religionónamed in the preamble to the Constitution of the United States as one of the declared objects of government...

    --Board of Education of Cincinnati v. Minor (23 Ohio State Rep 211) (1872)
    "In matters of religion, I have considered that its free exercise is placed by the Constitution independent of the powers of the General Government. I have therefore undertaken, on no occasion, to prescribe the religious exercise suited to it; but have left them, as the Constitution found them, under the direction and discipline of state and church authorities acknowledged by the several religious societies". - Thomas Jefferson

    The seperation of Church and State is one of the greatest aspects of our Nation. Without it, we would undoubtably have been plagued by the same civil war and general strife that ravaged Europe throughout the middle ages and even into the Industrial Revoloution.

    That being said, Christianity is such a part of our culture and way of life that it is truley inseperable from our Nation. Ever wonder why the constitution recognizes the Sabath? The impact of Christmas? Easter?

    The greatest benefit from this seperation isn't to prevent 'offending' the non-religious, but to keep the government from screwing up the Church. See Roman History/ History of the Catholic Church.

    Peace dudes.

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