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separation of church and state
If you want to promote your religion there are basically two
- theocracy (winner take all).
- separation of church and state (Others cannot impose their
religion on you and in return you cannot impose your religion on
If you are the biggest religion, theocracy looks best. There are two
- Things might change and then others can even outlaw your religion
and force you to accept some other.
- The other catch is the strife gets so vigorous it leads to murder
and war. That is why the founding fathers decided separation of
church and state was the best approach to a religious plurality like
the USA to ensure religious peace.
Consider the advantage of separation of church and state in the
future. The Mormons and Muslims are growing considerably faster than
anyone else. What happens if they grow to become the majority? What
happens to you without the protection of separation of church and
state. They will give their religion special privilege. They will
insist on their religions being honoured on state occasions. They will
insist on their religious myths being taught as science in schools.
They will treat your religion with contempt as if it were some fringe