Divine Law Vs Church Separation

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The separation of the church actually consists the non intervention of the church into state affair, laws and rules. At the beginning the state and church separation was for establishing the friendly limits of the interference of the church in matters of the state, but also to limit the interference of the state in church matters. This wasn’t to separate those two domains completely but it was more on the favor of the church, to protect the church for the liberty of worship without any preference or privilege of a particular religion, to no attribute to the nation only one religion, but accept the multiple other individuals to have “the free will” to choose to believe or not. In short, it was established for the free exercise of religion.

And James Wilson, who signed the Declaration and the Constitution for Pennsylvania, pointed out that “Far from being rivals or enemies, religion and law are twin sisters, friends and mutual assistants. Indeed, these two sciences run into each other. The divine law, as discovered by reason and the moral sense, forms an essential part of both.” Dr. Benjamin Rush, a Signer of the Declaration and a leading thinker of the period, said that, “The only foundation for a Republic is to be laid in Religion. Without this, there can be no
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It is totally prohibited in the public place such as school, work and others. I personally think that the problem starts by a very small confusion of the definition of the word “church”. In 1962 the Supreme Court, in the case of Engel vs. Vitale, redefined the word “church” to mean “a religious activity in public.” We can see clearly that the comprehension of the word church had another meaning and that the separation of the church and state became the protection of the state from or against the church. That leads to the prohibition of the religious practices and the limit of religious education at public places and to confine it only to home and

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