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Switch to Forum Live View Separation of church and state.
4 years ago  ::  Feb 27, 2012 - 3:31PM #51
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The only reason I can see for opposition to the concept of separation of church and state is the desire to impose the opponent's religious beliefs on society. What supporters of this desire to establish such precepts seem to forget is that the authority that establishes them can at any time just as easily establish the tenets of any other religion in it's place.

"To argue with a man who has renounced the use and authority of reason, and whose philosophy consists in holding humanity in contempt, is like administering medicine to the dead, or endeavoring to convert an atheist by scripture."-- Thomas Paine: The Crisis No. V (March 21, 1778)
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