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Anonymous asked in Society & CultureReligion & Spirituality · 1 decade ago

Since our Constitution guarentees the seperation of church and state....?

...then shouldn't we be able to stop religious fanatics from working in a political field? Or holding a judicial seat?

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  • Steven
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago
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    Wow Luci, the Republicans are as fanitical as the Islamic extremists have you read some of these questions and answers.

    I think all religious extremists should be banned from everywhere.

    When you put up a pic like that how can i concentrate on your question?

  • 1 decade ago

    I’ll tell you what Luci, If you can show me in the Constitution, The Bill of rights, or the Declaration of Independence where it says “Separation of Church and State”, I’ll give you a crisp One Hundred Dollar Bill. As a matter of fact, if you can, in the next five minutes, Quote the text that covers this “right”, where it is in the document, and in what document it is in. I’ll have that same $100.00 bill for you. But you also, as a matter of being able to understand the English language, will have to tell me how you discerned that part of the document guarantees separation of church and state. And you better have the right answer.

    It is now 8:13pm (est)…. The clock is ticking And the $100.00 bill is in my wallet.

    PS. If you knew the correct answer, you wouldn’t even attempt the challenge. (Just a hint) So the next time you post such a ridiculous question, as least do your homework. That way, you can stop yourself befoe you have to pull your foot from your mouth.

    PPS LazyTimeG... You need to read the Constitution girlfriend, cause you have no clue!

    Source(s): The Bible, Common Sense
  • 1 decade ago

    Well said. Glad you made the distinction between a ' Christian ' and somebody playing a religious scam in order to get a leg up in this world.

    Further inferrence how far you can be from truth and be a fanatic is those guys in the mountains who experience a kind of euphoria in their ceremonial rites and actually, practically, saw halfway through their tongues!

    Not a new thing, either. Or those people who flagellate themselves during Easter Week in some parts of the world. Governance is a responsibility. That's why most people fear it, look the other way, and leave it to a hood or a charlatan to do.

  • 1 decade ago

    You need to study the Constitution a bit more... no where dose it guarentee the seperation of church and state... That is a deception of forces opposed to constitutional freedomes... I am not a constitutional scholor by any means and even I know that "guarentee" was never in the Constitution.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The separation of church and state is not in the Constitution of the United States, but it may be for some other country.

    The First Amendment guarantees citizens the freedom of religion. In no way does it advocate or command that people not publicly profess their faith.

    Read the Constitution before making false claims about US doctrine.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    You are ***-u-ming something not true. The Constitution guarantees free exercise of religion. That's exactly the opposite of what you want.

    Seperation of Church and State was part of the old Soviet Constitution. Is that where you grew up?

  • 1 decade ago

    Luci

    Nowhere does it say "separation of Church and state" nor does it even imply such a thing.(Please read it).

    First Amendment

    Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petitition the Government for a redress of grievances.

  • 4 years ago

    initially, the form on no account states something approximately separation of church and state. It purely states that the government could make no regulation respecting an business enterprise of religion. this does not mean that government and faith must be separate yet extremely that the government can not say one faith is greater powerful than yet another. i'm a conservative and spot no longer something incorrect with civil unions whether or no longer they be gay or straight away.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    No we may not and it is wrong to do that. We based our country on the belief in God and freedom of choice of religion. That is our foundation. And if we uproot that idea and that rule we will lose this country to other fanatics, like Nazi's Communists, Fascists with religious beliefs in their politics that are crazed. And everyone wants to believe in something? That is called faith and hope? Dreams of heaven help us all the time. You take a man' dreams you take his spirit? Remember Hitler he replaced spirit with hate and blame, and look what happened. We need religion but no one has the right to tower over another in government with their sole beliefs in their God like Allah to the Muslims here and use that as sword of justice to rid us all of Infidels, and if they try we will either get rid of them, or put them in a loony bin or arrest them if we find it is a conspiracy to overthrow our present government.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    First of all our constitution DOES NOT guarantee separation of church and state, read your history!

    it says that freedom of religion is a god given right.

    Sepearation of church and state didnt become political until the early 1960's.

  • 1 decade ago

    Constitution never said separation of church and state. It was in a letter written by Jefferson. It says that the government shall not create a nationalized religion. Meaning, the U.S cannot start an Anglican Church like England did, wherein you were forced to attend. There's nothing wrong with putting the 10 commandments up or putting an Islamic phrase in the courts. That's not forcing people to convert. Notice the phrases used by our founding fathers. They say, no man will be punished for his beliefs and no man shall be forced into any nationalized beliefs.

    FROM WIKIPEDIA:

    [edit] History of the term

    The phrase "separation of church and state" is derived from a letter written by Thomas Jefferson to a group identifying themselves as the Danbury Baptists. In that letter, quoting the First Amendment of the United States Constitution, he writes: "I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof, thus building a wall of separation between Church and State."[2]

    Another early user of the term was James Madison, the principal drafter of the United States Bill of Rights, who often wrote of "total separation of the church from the state" (1819 letter to Robert Walsh). "Strongly guarded . . . is the separation between religion and government in the Constitution of the United States," Madison wrote, and he declared, "practical distinction between Religion and Civil Government is essential to the purity of both, and as guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States" (1811 letter to Baptist Churches). This attitude is further reflected in the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom, which was originally authored by Thomas Jefferson, but championed by Madison. The Declaration guarantees that no one may be compelled to finance any religion or denomination.

    ... no man shall be compelled to frequent or support any religious worship, place, or ministry whatsoever, nor shall be enforced, restrained, molested, or burthened in his body or goods, nor shall otherwise suffer on account of his religious opinions or belief; but that all men shall be free to profess, and by argument to maintain, their opinion in matters of religion, and that the same shall in no wise diminish enlarge, or affect their civil capacities. [3]

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