Rather than boundaries drawn arbitrarily on a map, constantly at war, divided as people, maybe.....we could, as a global race, ditch the whole system
as it is, and start anew.
One state/area for each religion. (I'd say one 'country', but there aren't enough...and I couldn't find a chart showing how many states/provinces
there are in total if one counts those within a country. USA has 50, for example)
I don't care where they wind up - Catholics to Italy or Mexico, Orthodox to Russia or Turkey, Deists/Agnostics to America, Atheists to Canada,
Muslims to Iran, Pakistan, etc, Episcopalians to England, Lutherans to Germany......
I agree 100% with freedom of religion, and separation of church and 'state', but - since the fact is that neighbors are killing/vilifying neighbors
over their religious differences
- would it be a better system if people of the same beliefs all live together? They used to call them
'ghettos', segregating the Jews from the Protestants, etc....
But if we all agreed that everyone would be respected and were citizens of their particular STATE/RELIGION, would it help?
Or at least assign one state of the United States for each? Or a county?
OH WAIT. That won't work, obviously, because Israel and Palestine tried it, and lots of other 'adversary nation-states' - HUGE FAIL.
Any other ideas?
(I call dibs on Belize.)
edit on 4/9/2014 by BuzzyWigs because: LEFT OUT ATHEISTS!! SORRY!