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State and religion

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posted on Oct, 17 2004 @ 07:40 PM
In my part of the world, up to 1960, everything was runned by the catholic church, which could well control the masses, and our politicians. It was deemed the most catholic part of the land.
By the year 2000, it had become the least catholic, church attendance dropped by 80%. Many of these buildings are now condos, bingo halls or such.
Just because a group of politicians dared defy the order and promised to rid the education system of all priests, brothers and nuns, that ran it. It ran on the slogan of "The Quiet Revolution", and so it was.
The black robes went the way of the dodos.
It did create some upheavals in some quarters but, on the whole, the population is much better off. having joined the free world.
Not quite paradise, but then, does it exist here?

posted on Oct, 17 2004 @ 10:28 PM
I agree. The seperation of church and state is one of the most important principles that we have in the US. If it didnt exist, we would be just like Iran, Saudi Arabia or Afghanistan. Instead of being muslim, the terrorists and extremists would be "christian".

posted on Oct, 17 2004 @ 10:46 PM
I think something is funny about most people concept of current church and state.

Making choices in policy based on a belief that stems from religion is a bad thing, when really everyone worships on thing or another.

Also, the is not longer a major player in US politics. Now, a catholic could chose to follow the church seperately on every issue with little backlash from the church.

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