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Daniel Halliday
Jul 6 · Last update 11 days ago.
What do you think about the separation of Church and State?
Many countries around the world have laws to prohibit religious groups from being involved in the governing of the country. While other countries openly govern according to a religious doctrine. Which of these do you think is the better approach?
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Church and state need to be separate
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Different populaces demand different laws and styles of governance
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We need to go one further and separate religious reasoning from the political domain
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Church and state need to be separate

The separation of church and state minimises the tendencies of a group that assumes moral unquestionability to persecute minorities (and/or non-believers) and assume authoritarian rule. We need the morals and methods of any governing party to be questioned at all times. Saying something is gods will is unhelpful to discussion and derails meaningful narrative.

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Different populaces demand different laws and styles of governance

Just because a European country benefits from a democratic system where church and state are separate doesn’t mean this model can be supported and effective in areas that may have ethnic or cultural disparity. Such places may need some form of unifying factor to quash arguments and violence.

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We need to go one further and separate religious reasoning from the political domain

Separating church and state is one thing, but we now need a societal disapproval of religious reasoning employed in the political environment. The sphere of politics should be based upon logic, science, statistics and progression. If we are going to develop as a society we need to decide what is good or bad for society based on logic and reason. Religion cheapens that debate and throws things off course, usually in favour or conservative traditional beliefs that may be out of date, wrong, or more likely, right, but not applicable in all circumstances.

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