"Hello Macie, I'm looking forward to reading your paper. France has made it into a law and the origin dates back from Enlightenment, when philosophers wanted to break free from the constraining influence of the (Catholic) Church: for many,…"
"I think Sam Harris' book _The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason_ may talk about reasons for separating church & state. I'll try to pull that book off the shelf tonight.
The End of Faith: Religion, Terror,…"
"It would be interesting to rank all the countries of the world by how strongly they separate church & state and see what you get. At the "no separation" end of the list, you'll have countries like Iran, Pakistan, ... …"
"A person's religion, or lack of, should be a personal matter influenced by government in no way.
Governments should not make laws based on religious dogma because the laws would be oppressive to people of other beliefs.
Religion should not be a…"
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