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Freedom from the State, Not the lack of Religion and Faith church and state

by Daniel Vliet on 06/19/13

“Almighty God, Who has been given us this land for our heritage; We humbly beseech Thee that we may always prove ourselves a people mindful of Thy favor and glad to do Thy will. Bless our Land with honorable ministry, sound learning, and pure manners. Save us from violence, discord, and confusion, from pride and arrogance, and from every evil way. Defend our liberties, and fashion into one united people the multitude brought hither out of many kindred and tongues. Endow with Thy spirit of wisdom those to whom in Thy Name we entrust the authority of government that there may be justice and peace among the nations of the earth. In time of prosperity fill our hearts with thankfulness, and in the day of trouble, suffer not our trust in Thee to fail; all of which we ask through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.”

 

Thomas Jefferson: A National Prayer for Peace March 4, 1805

 

The separation of church and state has been a legal monster and has been misunderstood from the dawn of American politics. The purpose of the separation of church and state means the United States has no established religion. The reason establishing a religion is not good is it would cause a dangerous place for people of other religions, since the Bill of Rights would still included a freedom of religion amendments. Large churches like the Roman Catholic Church or the Greek Orthodox churches would have control over places like New York, and have great political power, perhaps a type of fascism. Currently Paganism is the largest growing religion in the world; historically Pagans never had believers in Jesus Christ Hunts. It’s important to remember that a student may where religious objects and sing religious songs and say” May God/Goddess bless you”.

 

From the start of the primordial atom, man has put religion against politics. Religion had Jesus Christ crucified, thru politics. The state should make no law which imposes a religion on the masses, it is a good idea. Would the Civil War went different if the South where Catholic and the North where protestant. Humankind can never separate religion from politics, but should the effort be done at all.

 

The separation of church and state misunderstanding is that it applies to a large department. If Delaware passes a Bill the all Catholics need to pay $50.00 dollars service tax on any dealings with the Motor Vehicle Department, would this imposed tax mean that Delaware has made an established religion. The bill should be called “Fund the Reformation Tax”. The bill gives a discount to all other religious faiths. Atheist and non establishment religion pays a service tax of $65.00 dollars. If this mock bill were around it clearly does not protect the citizens on matters of faith and religion.

 

Earth-based religions need not be thrown of by the wording of Church and State. A May pole, celebration can take place, as long as the proper permits from the states where done, a Catholic Mass could take place outdoors also. Religion is not required to be hidden, faith has freedom.

 

A congress member from Texas named Ron Paul has noticed the reduction of Nativity scenes and even Handel’s Messiah around Christmas. The Merry Christmas has been replaced with Happy Holidays in public uttering and decorations simply because of “Separation of Church and State”. In December 2003 a Chicago firefighter was made to take Christmas decorations. Rep. Ron Paul, MD sees a war on religion, does the everyman. Michael Newdow a doctor and a lawyer who took a case before the 9th Circuit of appeals in 2002, he won the case to have “Under God” removed from the Pledge of Allegiances, temporality .His case stopped the loyalty oath from being said in western states because of a legal hold . This case was revisited by a higher court. Newdow later argued the case which was known as Elk Grove Unified School District v. Newdow, in the Supreme Court, on 14 June 2004. Elk Grove Unified School District v. Newdow was dismissed by the Supreme Court; he had no legal case to sue for his daughter since he had no legal custody. In 2005 Michael Newdow went to challenge the legal use of “In God in Trust”. In 2007 this case because it was motto, which did not infringe and anyone rights, he lost.

 

The introduction of “Separation of Church and State” was an effort to make the United States free from any war on education, politics and community. The poor education in United States has made understanding of the American structure of the United States doctrine difficult for any average Joe or Joann to understand. Separation of Church and State is important, but the protections to the individual and the masses must be understood. It is not a piece of politics that protects people from religion and faith, but it does protect from corrupt religious and faith based practices.

 

Bibliography

 

1. Ben Rast ,Separation of Church and State? Don’t Blame Thomas Jefferson., Contender Ministries, March 26,2003. http://www.contenderministries.org/artticles/separationmythPF.php

 

2. Rep. Ron Paul, MD, The War on Religion,LewRockwell.com,http://www.lewrockwell.com/paul/paul148.html

 

3. Soylent Communications ,Michael Newdow, http://www.nndb.com/people/981/000049834/,2008

 

4. California Catholic Daily, If at first you don’t succeed…, http://www.calcatholic.com/news/newsArticlePrintable.aspx?id=3c1b1af5-bd9a-48da-bdd2-8e02ef65565c,2007

 

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