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The Jersey Devil's Avatar Jump to comment 11 by The Jersey Devil

•The relationship between religion and the state --- there should be none.

It's hard for me to imagine that there could be no interaction at all between church & state, that the two institutions could exist in seperate bubbles. I've always understood the establishment clause to mean that the government can neither favor any particular religion nor prohibit the individual's right to follow his own conscience on the matter. Nothing more or less.

With that said, perhaps we might like to change the nature of the relationship between church and state. For example, shouldn't the state tax religous institutions?

Thu, 15 Dec 2011 17:10:44 UTC | #899249