Blog Against Theocracy 2008


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New York Criminal Defense Lawyer Scott Greenfield, who reads more blogs than I do, tells us about BAT08, the Blog Against Theocracy 2008 Blogswarm. The idea is to spend this Easter weekend talking about the principle “that the Government should keep out of religion, and Religion should keep out of the government.”

Regular readers know that I’m very interested in the role that religion plays, or should play, in government. Stay tuned.

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0 responses to “Blog Against Theocracy 2008”

  1. Mark:

    Don’t know if you have read The Godless Constitution or not; I’m about a third of the way through it. Interesting arguments, though I wish it had cited the numerous authorities it relied upon; nonetheless, it makes a compelling case that the Founding Fathers intended religion not to play a part in the civil government, and vice versa — and that those who maintain otherwise today aren’t just mistaken, but lying.

    http://www.amazon.com/Godless-Constitution-Moral-Defense-Secular/dp/0393328376/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1206038799&sr=8-1

  2. Oh Lordy, you’ve hit on one of my rants. The founding fathers and Jesus agreed on one point. Government and religion were separate spheres.

    However, if you want to try to legitimize your hold onto power, there’s nothing like saying that God is on our side.

  3. Of course, there’s nothing worse than a person of relgious faith casting a vote. That’s why I responded so strongly to the latest scare piece, err funraising letter from Americans United for the Separation of Church and State. I mean, God forbid we let someone who believes in God get elected to a local office. The nerve.

  4. I have a feeling me is being sarcastic.

    I don’t have a problem with electing someone who believes in God. I just don’t know if we’ve ever done it. We’ve elected an awful lot of people who say, or said, they believe in God, but there’s no way to know whether they really do, or whether they’re just pandering for votes. This is important to keep in mind with the axiom that there’s nothing a Republican won’t say to get elected President — an axiom that will be challenged this year, as the Republicans have bungled their nomination process to pick an honest man for the first time since Bob Dole. But the Chimp claims to be a Christian. If Bush is a Christian, my ass is a banjo.

    Not that I don’t like Bush bashing, but I know I’m off topic. I don’t think the point of the separation of Church and State was meant to keep Christians out of public office.

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