Church and State Poll

Discussion in 'Every Day Debating' started by Tatharlin, Nov 11, 2004.

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Do you think church and politics should be seperate?

Poll closed Dec 11, 2004.
  1. Yes, indefinitely.

    17 vote(s)
    70.8%
  2. Only during elections.

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. No.

    7 vote(s)
    29.2%
  1. Tatharlin

    Tatharlin Daughter of a

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    this goes along with my previous thread, 'Where do we draw the line...'
     
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  2. Lady Cyllíeth

    Lady Cyllíeth WillExplodeUnderPressure

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    Of course church and politics should be seperated.
     
  3. Harrison

    Harrison The Best Beatle

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    I would vote but there's no answer that suits my opinion.
     
  4. curunir's bane

    curunir's bane Kwisatch Haderach

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    There really isn't an answer that suits my opinion either.
     
  5. byzantine warrior

    byzantine warrior Autokratos Konstantinou

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    If people wish to base their decision on their beliefs what is wrong with that?? I voted NO!
     
  6. I. R. Shogun

    I. R. Shogun Midnight Demon

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    there must be a moral basis for government, I'm not saying the gov't should go around envoking god's name at all things, but they are two things that can't properly exist without one another
     
  7. Anduril

    Anduril Flame of the West

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    Alright first of all, tell me what you mean. Many people today think that "seperation of church and state" means that the church should have no influence on the government. Then there is Thomas Jefferson's definition and I'll let him speak for himself.

    There is a separation of church and state. But the amendment was made so as to protect the rights of man to worship God in whatever way he chooses; not to regulate how and where. In fact, the public schools were instituted to teach children to read so that they could read the Bible among other things.
     
  8. curunir's bane

    curunir's bane Kwisatch Haderach

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    Here is what I wanted to say. I think that church should be removed from politics. I think that there should be no laws passed that are based on one religion's beliefs and that there reallys shouldn't be any other icons that respect a certain religion. However, some have said that we should give preachers or religious leaders any say in politics. Which I think is absolutely wrong and that anyone who says that is just as much an abridger of civil liberties as the one that wants to pass all these laws that are christian based. We all have a right to say what we want. And I still think that preachers should be alowed to say what they want even if I don't agree with it. They can try and pass laws that are religiously based or speak out in political situations about religion and such. And if religious laws are passed then they are passed and we will have to just go through the court system and declare it unconstitutional.


    So what I am ultimately trying to say is that chruch should be removed from politics but not so much to the point where we have to silence people for it.
     
  9. Anduril

    Anduril Flame of the West

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    If a person's religion teaches them that something is wrong, yet they say it is right in politics, it seems to me that their religion isn't important to them. I did not vote because the the choices were so limited.
     
  10. Eowyn

    Eowyn Shieldmaiden

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    Well if you choose not to have them based on a organised religion and having it so that organised religion has nothing to do with it then what you are doing it having it based on the religion of athesisim(sp?).
    I don't think that you should ignore religion or at least not the morals that go with them
     
  11. curunir's bane

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    Some viewatheism as the lack of belief. The absensence of a religion. I view it as the belief in no god and that it is a religion. Anyway the moral of the story is that this country does not base its laws off of atheism or any other religion for that matter
     
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  12. Princess Celebmirril

    Princess Celebmirril PRINCESS

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    This was not a separation of all things religious, but written so that the government would not control the church.
     
  13. Cascador

    Cascador Who's Anakin?

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    I agree, politics and the church don't go together
     
  14. Tatharlin

    Tatharlin Daughter of a

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    Please debate this in my other thread. This is only a poll.
     
  15. Urambo Tauro

    Urambo Tauro Art House Member

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  16. pinkflyingwalruses

    pinkflyingwalruses Beatnik

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    church + state = bad. too many conflicting religions.