I once read an editorial in a local Christian magazine that claimed the separation of Church and State is impossible because (the Christian) God is in control of everything. I don't understand this line of thinking, regardless of what religion it comes from. If an all-powerful deity wanted to impose their law on us, why wouldn't they simply do so? What would be the point of having human lawmakers act as middlemen?
That is the way most religions leaders control their followers. It's sad, but
religion has been used to control peopels thinking for thousands of years. All
the way back to the medicine men of tribes. Most of them knew knowledge
and lying would give them power over ofthers of the tribe. They did help
keep the tribe together., and healthier. Promise of a better life has always been
a good way to control human behavior In some cases religion does teach us
how to live a healthier life.
Old human nature comes in to play even wiht religious leaders. I do
think most preachers believe what they teach is for the benifit of man. It's
the leadership we have to watch. Because power corrupts, even the
I am not saying there isn't a creator being, but how and what we believe
is up to each of us.