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Old 09-13-2011, 06:37   #39
nelamvr6
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Originally Posted by Cmacc View Post
"[BIsn't there that thing called separation of religion and state?][/B]

Its not in any of this nation's founding documents and it never was.
That specific phrase is not found in the constitution, but the constitution does prohibit the establishment of an official religion.

In the First Amendment we find:

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Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.

The separation phrase was coined by Thomas Jefferson, one of the framers of the constitution, and the intent of the constitution's framers is clear, as it's spelled out in the first amendment.

No matter how much religious zealots would like to drag us back into ignorance, we will not have an official religion,and there WILL be a wall of separation between church and state.
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