Government should have the right to interfere religious practices

November 4, 2016, 10:38 am

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The debate "Government should have the right to interfere religious practices" was started by Blue_ray on November 4, 2016, 10:38 am. 9 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 20 people are on the disagree side. People are starting to choose their side. It looks like most people are against to this statement.

historybuff posted 1 argument, Blue_ray posted 1 argument to the agreers part.
neveralone posted 4 arguments to the disagreers part.

Blue_ray, historybuff, rob5998, Pearl, jack_tim_45, Azzah and 3 visitors agree.
dalton7532, Rakesh, stucks11, metheonlyme, Eruptionz, ProfDoke and 14 visitors disagree.

neveralone
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what separation of church and state says is gov. cannot restrict religion unless it harms America
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Separation_of_church_and_state_in_the_United_States
sorry it's wiki can't get anything else to download.

2 years, 6 months ago
Blue_ray
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how?

2 years, 6 months ago

also that would go agaisnt separation of church and state.

2 years, 6 months ago
neveralone
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exactly

2 years, 6 months ago

They have a duty to interfere with religious practices in fact. Government is bound to protect the freedoms of its population, it has a duty to protect other religions, and it has a duty to insulate itself from religion (if we're talking about the US government, obviously theocratic governments have different obligations). It therefore must interfere with any practices which violate the freedoms of non-participants, the exploitation of the participants, any infringement on other religions, or any attempt to influence government in order to subvert that duty.

The government, however, also has a duty to protect religious practices which do not violate the freedoms of others. The government ought to protect the rights of people to pray at work for example. These kinds of things don't harm anyone, don't infringe on anyone's liberties, and thus deserve protection.

2 years, 6 months ago

depends

2 years, 6 months ago

I don't think that anyone could disagree with that. some religions encourage practices that are illegal. a religious practice does not make it OK the break the law.

2 years, 6 months ago
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