Politics and religion how much are they inter related

Hyderabad, India
May 16, 2009 5:26am CST
Politics and religion how much are they related. Do you vote based upon religion. Regarding my opinion i never vote a person based upon religion but if my religion is threatned i certainly vote based upon religion. I want to know your view regarding vote and its inter relation with politics.
3 responses
@irisheyes (4373)
• United States
16 May 09
In the US, it should never be a problem. There is a "separation clause" in the First Amendment.
@xfahctor (14126)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
17 May 09
Actualy it isn't a seperation clause. In fact the constitution mentions nothing about a seperation of chuch and state. That term comes from a letter written by Jefferson to a bishop who was to speak at his inauguration. The first amendment guarantees a freedom of speech and press and says that congress cannot create laws that establish religion or prohibit the free exrecise of it.
@irisheyes (4373)
• United States
17 May 09
Yes, but the separation of church and state has its origins in the first amendment. It was just not called a "great wall of separation" until Thomas Jefferson's letter.
• Hyderabad, India
18 May 09
Laws are different and practical implementation is different. It is good to have such amendments in most of the countries
@xfahctor (14126)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
16 May 09
Religion plays almost no part in my election decisions, especialy in the national elections. Thngs like aborton and marriage are NOT EVEN a federal issue, they hve no place in our federal laws so a presient's views on them to me are irelevent (unless he wants to try and take that power himself, than it's a MAJOR problem for me). I vote based on who best supports the constitution, at my state level elections, I vote based on who best supprts the u.s. constitution, my state constitution and stands up for my state's rights and interests.
• Hyderabad, India
18 May 09
Excellent ideology my friend. I support ur views. Keep them firm ur decisions will be absolutely right.
• United States
16 May 09
has no one heard the term "seperation of church and state"??????? that means that there is supposed to be NO religious influence in the U.S government yet still people do and will continue to vote for the people who share their religious views...but since i have no religion im not one of them
• Hyderabad, India
16 May 09
Yep but people still vote based on religion. This certainly affects the overall structure. Its good that you do not vote based on religion. Still people vote based on religion.