Separation of Church and State

United States
February 9, 2007 10:40am CST
Do you think that there should be a separation of church and state? Should they be joined? If they are joined what religion should be the legal one? Does your country have separation of church and state?
4 responses
@MrNiceGuy (4147)
• United States
9 Feb 07
my country does have seperation of church and state. i think its important because, as we see with Islam in sharia countries, states that enforce religion are doomed. THeir civil rights records are awful and their people are stifled. It leads to misuse and abuse of power and the corruption of the religion.
@ESKARENA1 (18299)
9 Feb 07
here in the uk we have had a seperation of church and state for going on five hundred years and i think its much better this way, look at the problems islamic states have because they choose not to seperate them
@verbose (87)
• United States
9 Feb 07
Church and state should be seperated always. If you have Theocracy it begins to corrupt the religion. It also stifles people who are not high in the church to rise to any responseble position in govt
@jbrooks0127 (2326)
• United States
9 Feb 07
The whole concept of what the United States was founded on was, at least in part, based upon seperation of church and state. They should never be joined. Some of the worst times in history is when the controling power was the church. Both the church and state have a valuable role to play in all peoples lives but to merge them would be a very big mistake.