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Religion and government is an unstable mix. Reason and faith are mortal enimies. it is either/or!

Reader comment on item: Crisis in Turkey

Submitted by Ralph C. Whaley MD (United States), Mar 2, 2010 at 13:26

Turkey must choose. Religion is totally separated from government or religious tyranny becomes the government. Reason leads to the identification of the fundemental requirement for men to live in peace in society the principle of individual rights. The concept is so new in human history that few understand it. America came the closest to forming a system of Capitalism, the system that institutionalizes the principle of individual rights by banning the initiation of force in human affairs. Turkey made a small step in that direction which accounts for its progress in the material realm but it has not confronted the evil of religion in man's life. America is the only country in existence wher it is safe to be religious because of the separation of church and state. That arrangement is Turkey's only hope for a happy and prosperous future.


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