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Seperation of Church and State

What exactly does this mean to you?

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Asked by Anonymous at 9:32 AM on Nov. 23, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • The state can't get involved with church, and the church can't be involved in state. However, we all know that there is plenty of religious crap in our government.


    Answer by Anonymous at 9:35 AM on Nov. 23, 2009

  • It means the same thing it meant to thomas jefferson when he wrote about. The state/government needs to stay out of the church. The government should not appoint a national religion or require a religion to operate a certain way. It does not mean that the church needs to stay out of government.

    Answer by micheledo at 9:35 AM on Nov. 23, 2009

  • It means the Gov can not support one religion over another.

    Answer by Carpy at 9:36 AM on Nov. 23, 2009

  • i agree with pp micheledo. it means that the state or government had no say so in church business. this was made when the thirteen colonies became free from england. there they were forced to have one religion. they wanted the freedom to chose. and run the Church the way they see fit. however, i do NOT believe it was ment to keep the Church out of the state. The more we pull the church out of our schools and great nation ....the more we lower our nations moral standards. I am a Christian and that being said even the Lord gave us free will and the freedom to chose him over all other things. and to chose how we live our lives. We are not forced to do anything. he loves us inspite of us. (sorry i was trying to be preachy)this is jmo. hope this helped.

    Answer by sweetestkitten at 9:43 AM on Nov. 23, 2009

  • Read the question micheledo... she asked what it means to you personally.


    Answer by Anonymous at 9:43 AM on Nov. 23, 2009

  • How can church be involved with government, without choosing one specifically? IMO this can't happen, therefore it shouldn't be involved!


    Answer by Anonymous at 9:47 AM on Nov. 23, 2009

  • Anon! Sorry if I didn't make myself clear. It means that to me personally and I just wanted to add that was what it originally meant too! :-)

    Answer by micheledo at 9:48 AM on Nov. 23, 2009

  • The government cannot establish a national religion. The government also cannot make laws banning a religion, or interfere with people's practice of religion.

    As for church's staying out of the government, churchs are made of American citizens, and citizens vote and have rights.  A church has as much a right to sponsor a canditate as does any other group of citizens in the U.S.   Gay groups, cancer survivors, farmers, gun owners, minority groups, etc. all have particular agendas, and are allowed to promote their agendas. 


    Answer by mancosmomma at 9:48 AM on Nov. 23, 2009

  • To me it means i dont have to pray to your god in a public place, A dont have any problem with a moment of silence so you can do what ever you want. I think our law makers need to take this more serious and leave god out of our laws and remember that we all have the right to our own religious views.

    Answer by youlookin4me at 9:50 AM on Nov. 23, 2009

  • Of course there is religion in our government and there always will be.

    "There are no athiests in foxholes."

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:53 AM on Nov. 23, 2009

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