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Originally posted by Paul
I think that religion has no place in democratic politics, and the two should be kept well apart.
This is because religious assertions and dogma are absolute, irrefutable, and are considered the 'will of god,' completely the incompatible opposite to democracy - the will of the people. If leaders begin to use religious doctrine in their policies, then you innevitably have the scenario where opposing such policies is deemed a heretic act. ie "If you're arguing with me, you're arguing with God", and the democratic process becomes impracticable, paving the way for a theocracy. Thats what I reckon anyway.
Originally posted by infinite
I admit, extremism is not good, just at Islamic states which are ruled via extremist groups. Now, extremism should not be included into politics, but moderate religion should.