The phrase separation of church and state isn't found anywhere in the Constitution

March 8, 2015, 6:18 pm

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The debate "The phrase separation of church and state isn't found anywhere in the Constitution" was started by rcmcmurray on March 8, 2015, 6:18 pm. 17 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 4 people are on the disagree side. People are starting to choose their side. It looks like most of the people in this community are on the agreeing side of this statement.

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rcmcmurray, kennamarlaina1214, true_debate_life, nick_parrott, Cody, ItsMateo, ms_open_mind and 10 visitors agree.
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Good analogy. But politics and religion do not have to be separated, a politician does not have to leave their religion at the door when they enter the capital building; they just cannot create or pass laws based on their religious beliefs because it might infringe on another's beliefs or disbelief. That's what separation between church and state mean.

4 years, 8 months ago

Actually it's not implied. It says the government can't control it. It doesn't say that prayer and the Bible should taken out of schools. I don't see anything saying to separate church and state. All it's saying is that the government can't control it. Just because I can't control the weather doesn't mean I'm separated from it. it still rains on me.

4 years, 8 months ago

The bill of rights is a part of the Constitution

4 years, 8 months ago

it is not in the constitution, its in the bill of rights. (the first amendment says " Religion and Expression. Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances" so technically it doesnt say it anywhere but it is obviously implied)

4 years, 8 months ago
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