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Anonymous asked in Society & CultureReligion & Spirituality · 4 years ago

Is separation of Church and State a modern error?

My traditionalist Catholic friend has mentioned to me that separation of Church and State is a modern error in today's time.

Any thoughts?

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  • 4 years ago
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    No.

    The constitutional precept of separation of church and state only goes in one direction, from the state to the church. The U.S. Government cannot and does not actively endorse any one particular religion.

    There is no law that forbids the members of a religion from working for the state, voting in elections, running for office, or (legally) influencing our elected leaders.

    If one were to enforce a separation of church and state from the church to the state then over 90% of Americans would be excluded from most of the rights of citizenship.

    The Most Sacred of All Property: Religious Freedom and the People of Maryland: A Statement from the Catholic Bishops of Maryland http://www.mdcathcon.org/library/resources/RLLaunc...

    With love in Christ.

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    Not in the slightest; it's a core foundation of the US Constitution. Religious fanatic shitheads like your friend are simply too far gone to understand that.

  • 4 years ago

    yes

  • 4 years ago

    In England, the Church of England is part of the government. When the USA was being set up, they "separated" the Church, and State. That is all that that statement means. Many people today use it for all sorts of things, but, simply, it means that the Church is not "in" the government as it is in England - and not the UK. In fact, very few countries have the Church as part of the government, so, most places separate Church, and State.

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  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    soon it will get rid of the church altogether

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    YES...BUT GOD DID GIVE FREE WILL AND HE WONT FORCE PPL TO LOVE HIM IF THEY PREFER DYING

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