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Religion and the state

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Submitted by Thomas Earl Cannady (United States), Sep 29, 2005 at 12:42

I must say as usual your articles/emails give me great pleasure and inspire thought. Here I am reminded that the separation of church and state is a good thing. There appears to be a movement growing to uplight religion to an official level to make people feel safe and secure. I believe the rule of law and order is intended to foster a common good that allows us all to be individuals while maintaining a common order based in secular law. We must not use God or His law to make ourselves feel safe walking down the street. That is what government if for, religion is to satisfy the spirit and restore us to that beautiful place God has made for us. I am pleased that my country does not place religion on the same level as the constitution, God's law must be a personal choice and not one enforced by council supported by elected secular officails. If you have a dispute about what God wants, then work it out in church and let the Supreme Court work out secular law.
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