Does religion own any place within command?

Should religion be involved in lawmaking and government or would it be better if government were secular?
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Religion-no.

God-yes.
NOT IN THIS COUNTRY!!
Religion does play a role in organization. Yet it should not.
no it des not.
Thing is, is sort of does. When someone comes into presidency they hold goals to make base on there own personal beliefs of something, which in turn have to do with there religion.
EX:
Say a president is elected and is against abortion because it's against his religion. He consequently will fight to have it barred except under certain time threatening conditions. His religion is what drove him to make that choice to have it expelled.
However during the meeting in congress going on for it he will look up the cons of abortion and look for nn religious bases reasons to own it banned.
Each to their own opinion I don't believe religion should be considered near law making and government. There are copious religions that people believe, so who's religion should be used in the ruling making ?
The elected representatives has no room for religion.Not with the greed,inconsiderateness ,unfair taxes,increased poverty,allowing tax loopholes for the rich etc.etc.etc. Source(s): LIFE. Ideally it shouldn't. I see you are asking this from the British site so you will know ably that British politicians never mention religion as we mostly think they are nuts if they do. What I find scariest is the fact that it continues to be a factor contained by American elections - hence all the questions roughly "would the USA ever elect an atheist President?"

Religions disagree even amongst themselves as to what the right policies are, so the only sensible way is to vote on what the candidate are actually proposing.
All management should be secular.

All law makers should be elected on their merits and proficiency, if that is the case next surely all laws should competent to also stand and fall on their merits? All laws must be the consequence of debate and discussion, any law imposed by religion are going to be biased.

In any case who's religion are we talking roughly speaking? There are considerable differences of opinion in every religion. A christian such as Obama have a very different interpretation from that of say his predessor George Bush. Mitt Romney could be president today and may even so run in two years, and he's a Mormon.

Where do you draw the line?
Actually it does.
The intent of the First Amendment was well couched during the founding of our country. The First Amendment was not to keep religion out of organization. It was to keep Government from establishing a 'National Denomination" (like the Church of England). As hasty as 1799 a court declared: "By our form of government the Christian religion is the established religion; and all sect and denominations of Christians are placed on the same equal footing." Even in the note that Thomas Jefferson wrote to the Baptists of Danbury Connecticut (from which we derive the term "separation of Church and State") he made it quite clear that the wall of separation be to insure that Government would never interfere with religious activities because religious freedom come from God, not from Government. Source(s): go here to learn more
http://www.afn.org/~govern/Christian_Nat…
it will surprise you Nope.
I don't think religion should play any cut in politics.
I was glad when Australia's untried PM said she doesn't believe in god.
And i'll probably vote for her instead of the other guy as he was going to be a priest.
Why not ask the family who started our government? They would tell you that religion is a bit of our government and our country will not survive if religion is not a part of the senate. We have their thoughts on the subject recorded surrounded by their speeches and letters. Here are a few examples.

George Washington 1st President
New York, 3 October 1789
By the President of the United States of America. a Proclamation.
Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to conform his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor--and whereas both Houses of Congress enjoy by their joint Committee requested me "to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledge with grateful hearts the tons signal favors of Almighty God especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and optimism."
http://gwpapers.virginia.edu/documents/t…

United States 19th September 1796
Friends, & Fellow--Citizens.
Of all the dispositions and habits which front to political prosperity, Religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim the tribute of Patriotism, who should labour to subvert these great Pillars of human happiness, these firmest props of the duties of Men & citizens. The mere Politican, equally near the pious man ought to respect & to cherish them.
Whatever may be conceded to the influence of refined education on minds of peculiar structure--reason & experience both forbid us to expect that National morality can prevail within exclusion of religious principle.
http://gwpapers.virginia.edu/documents/f…

John Adams 2nd President
"We have no government armed surrounded by power capable of contending with human
passion unbridled by morality and religion. Our Constitution was made
only for a religious and moral relations. It is wholly inadequate for the
administration of any other."
http://quotes.liberty-tree.ca/quote/john…

Thomas Jefferson 3rd President
"Among the most inestimable of our blessings, also, is that... of liberty to worship our Creator in the approach we think most agreeable to His will; a liberty deem in other countries incompatible with fitting government and yet proved by our experience to be its best support." --Thomas Jefferson: Reply to John Thomas et al., 1807. ME 16:291
http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/jefferson/…

"Religion, as capably as reason, confirms the soundness of those principles on which our government have been founded and its rights asserted." --Thomas Jefferson to P. H. Wendover, 1815. ME 14:283
http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/jefferson/…

"Can the liberties of a nation be thought out of harm`s way when we have removed their only firm principle, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberty are of the gift of God? That they are not to be violated but with His wrath?" --Thomas Jefferson: Notes on Virginia Q.XVIII, 1782. ME 2:227
http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/jefferson/…

"[I consider] nouns, as well as religion, as supplements to law surrounded by the government of man." --Thomas Jefferson to Augustus B. Woodward, 1824. ME 16:19
http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/jefferson/…

John Jay 1st Chief Justice of the Supreme Court
In a letter to John Murry, October 12, 1816.
"Providence have given our people the choice of their rulers,
and it is the duty, as well as privilege and interest,
of a Christian nation to select and prefer Christians for their rulers."

The Life of John Jay: Miscellaneous and strict correspondence P. 376
http://books.google.com/books?id=V50EAAA…

Today, as you can see by your answers, not to many people know or make out what our founding fathers had to read aloud about the subject. That is the biggest reason we are surrounded by so much trouble as a country. We are getting farther and farther away from the country our founders invisioned and we are suffering economically, morally, and spiritually to the point where our own citizens are now calling for a more controlling administration and forgetting that what made this country great was the freedoms that our founding fathers fought and died for.
Do you enjoy a problem with lawmakers who imagine they'll go to hell if they steal from you or oppress you?
Religion is an illusion. We don't want deluded leaders.
Had Napoleon be taking direct orders from God, perhaps the outcome of his kismet would have been pretty different.

We'll just keep it that simple.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Napoleon_I
course not

no no no no no. they are two seperate things, like mixing work and home life, they obligation to be kept seperate. neither needs the other, anyways.
Sure it does, if you are Taliban it does. The Iranians and other muslim countries agree beside this too.

Here in the US, "In God We Trust" on our currency is acceptable as, it doesn't enunciate which God, pick your God as you like. That is liberty. Some family worship rock stars and athletes and movie stars.

I'm Wiccan, and the American flag is very Wiccan, it originally had thirteen pentagrams surrounded by a circle. On the May celebration of the Sabbat called "Beltaine", we dance around a Maypole near red and white ribbons. These stand for semen and vaginal blood, hence, fertility.

I think Betsy Ross and George Washington were witches.
there's no truth to religion with the sole purpose interpretation of fables, how can you form anything but illusion on that.
yes, if god is love... governments want love
Yes. Government is for the people. The people own religion. Source(s): Common sense

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