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Submitted by Meghan (United States), Feb 24, 2008 at 00:13

I agree wholeheartedly with what you said, Claire...I think it's an excellent post.

I definitely believe in the separation of church and state, but without the suppression of religion (for example, through banning outward expressions of religious belief). While I can understand some of the arguments for having an Islamic state, and of course Islam does provide for that because it began at a time when -all- governments were religious to one degree or another, I personally am extremely openminded when it comes to religion and prefer separation of church and state because I think it's the best method to allow for personal freedom without having religion infringe on other people's lives. It's not perfect, but it's the best thing I've seen so far.

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