To The Daily Sun,
Daily supplications by and for politicians garnish our information sources. The insertion of religion into our government and policies by politicians and religious leaders has created a dangerous environment for our democracy. Wisdom from the past is still applicable today. I am reminded of these observations from history:
“Religion and government will both exist in greater purity the less they are mixed together.” — James Madison
“Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction.” — Blaise Pascal
Acceptance of these concepts would enhance the potential for meaningful dialog concerning the progress of our democracy. We should oppose the interference of religion into our politics and defend the separation of church and state that our founders fought so hard to ensure. Failure to do so will just perpetuate the hatred and allows the dysfunction of America to continue.
- Written by Edward Engler
- Category: Letters
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