A “Wall of Separation” Between Church and State
We seem to not have so much care for others or self respect for ourselves. I believe we have gained this new motto, “If it feels good, do it.” It does not matter what it may do to another person or how it may even affect you in the long run.
Nations that are governed on the basis of religion are naturally strong. Democratic nations on the other hand are considerably weak. Additionally, in present times the erected wall is regarded as an emblem of separating dogmatic religious influences that are intolerant especially in the public sphere from governance. On the other hand, state courts have used the concept of wall separation to validate their censorship of religious expression such as stripping and Christmas crèches among many other practices (Dreiscach, 2007).
Introducing the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution allowed the America’s founders to establish equality among the individuals and prioritize the human right to choose religion irrespective of their political affiliations. Religion, therefore, has become an inherent right of each individual to choose, which gave rise to the concept of separation of church and state.
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Novak, M. (2006). Faith and American founding: Illustrating Religion Influence. New York: Heritage Publishers.
Silverman, H. (1942). American Religion undermines American values. New York: Heritage Publishers.