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Separation of Church and State

“Because religious belief, or non-belief, is such an important part of every person’s life, freedom of religion affects every individual. Religious institutions that use government power in support of themselves and force their views on persons of other faiths, or of no faith, undermine all our civil rights. Moreover, state support of an established religion tends to make the clergy unresponsive to their own people, and leads to corruption within religion itself. Erecting the “wall of separation between church and state,” therefore, is absolutely essential in a free society.” — Thomas Jefferson

Separation of Church and State

I had been planning on writing a blog regarding the idea of separation of Church and State.  Our founding fathers felt that the wall between the two was so important that they put it right in the Constitution at the beginning.  Now, with all the talking bobble heads throwing around what our founding fathers intended or what they would want, I thought it would be a good time to write about it.

Except, I was beaten to it by Stephen D. Foster, Jr. over at The Pragmatic Progressive.  His article, The Wall Between Church And State, is well thought out, well researched and well written.

Enjoy.

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