Sunday, February 19, 2012

5 Brave Religious Leaders Who Fought Christian Theocracy in America

5 Brave Religious Leaders Who Fought Christian Theocracy in America: "We shouldn’t overlook members of the Christian clergy who have buttressed the church-state wall.

Over the years, atheists, agnostics and skeptics of organized religion have taken a lot of high-profile stands in favor of the separation of church and state. Many Jews have been active in this area as well, and these days the ranks of church-state defenders are being augmented by Pagans, Wiccans, Buddhists, Hindus, Muslims and other religious minorities.

But we shouldn’t overlook the many members of the Christian clergy who have buttressed the church-state wall and those who still do so today. In fact, we might not have that wall at all if it weren’t for them...."

6 comments:

MotivatedinOhio said...

Every few years, they try and turn this country into a theocracy.   I am getting tired of it.

Underground Politics said...

I am too!

Nate Klein said...

 Myself as well, the same thing happens in Turkey... maybe that's why Perry said what he did... he was trying to sever our relations with the one country that understands what we're going through!

Underground Politics said...

I'd rather not. It's nice to know that other people have gone through what we have and won.

Nate Klein said...

 I'd rather not too, as the only secular nation in the Middle East, Turkey's too valuable an ally.  And yes, Turkey has had to reinstate its secular, democratic government several times after theocracies took over, usually militarily, in an ironic twist.

Underground Politics said...

Interesting.