"A union of government and religion tends to destroy government and degrade religion." Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black, Engel v. Vitale, (1962)
As mentioned earlier, i feel that the seperation of Church and State is slowly diminishing. I completely and fully agree with this quote. Actually i now thing this is the main topic i am trying to achieve in this blog site. That government and religion should never unionize. No matter what religion, it has absolutely no place in the hands of government. If religion is used to determine government, it would destory the entire concept of DEMOCRACY. you can not have democracy with religion. Im sorry but it will always lead to a sense of Theocracy if you allow religion. I do think religion needs to be thought as a seperate entity, not a part of American society. People also need to stop judging others just because they are or they are not religious people. Looking at this quote, it can easly be argued that it destorys government, because it doesnt not allow policy makers to think for themselves, but to be persuaded by religious views. It would degrade religion because it can unfairly choose certain religions as being more superior. and it would just point out certain hypocracies.