Dispelling the Modern Myth of the Separation of Church and State
Many moons ago, in a post on George W. Bush, a friend left a comment which included this statement, “What in the world ever happened to the division of church and state? remember that little detail of the amendments??”
I had been meaning to address this topic (if only in answer to one of the questions posed by a friend in my George W. Bush Under Examination series), and never got around to it. Many Americans have wrong understanding of this concept — this week I discovered that even Larry King is confused. (Thanks for the heads-up on this, Spunky.)
Not driven toward researching and rewriting on the topic of Separation between Church and State, and not exactly sure of the truth myself, I thought I’d simply post a few links on the subject for you to peruse:
Presidential Prayer Team Newsletter for Kids has an oversimplified, short and sweet summary of the history of this concept
Farce or Tragedy? (The discussions from folks on both sides of the fence in the comments section are very thought-provoking)
So…what do YOU think?
UPDATED: I really like this article’s explanation of the history of the separation between church and state. I’m convinced! Why don’t we hear these things in school?????