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Separation of Politics and

Religion
Politics
-Activities that relate to influencing the
actions and policies of a government or getting
and keeping power in a government

 The work or job of people (such as elected


officials) who are part of a government

 the opinions that someone has about what


should be done by governments : a person's
political thoughts and opinions
• Religion
A religion is an organized collection of
beliefs, cultural systems, and world views
that relate humanity to an order of
existence. Many religions have narratives,
symbols, and sacred histories that aim to
explain the meaning of life, the origin of
life, or the Universe.
Introduction
The separation of church and politics is a
description for the distance in the relationship
between organized religion and the nation
state. It may refer to creating a secular state,
with or without explicit reference to such
separation, or to changing an existing
relationship of church involvement in a state
(disestablishment).
A similar but typically stricter principle
of laïcité has been applied in France and
Turkey, while some socially secularized
countries such as Denmark and the United
Kingdom have maintained constitutional
recognition of an official state religion.
The concept parallels various other
international social and political ideas,
including, secularism, disestablishmentaria-
nism, religious liberty, and religious pluralism.
Religion should not mixed with the politics
as the politician are taking benefit of its for
getting the votes should give the votes by
judging the person by education, leadership
skill, behavior and not by the which caste he
belongs weather he belong to our caste and
all after electing him he should work for all
religion he should not work for only a single
community or religion weather he can try to
improve our country our state our district.
• The concept of separation of church and
state refers to the distance in the
relationship between organized religion
and the nation state.
• The concept of separation has since been
adopted in a number of countries, to
varying degrees depending on the
applicable legal structures and prevalent
views toward the proper role of religion in
society.
• The discussion over the separation of
church and state is often connected with
the general divide between the concepts
of secularism and theocracy.

• Secularism is not atheism (lack of belief in


God) and nor is it humanism (a
nonreligious belief system). It is a political
movement seeking the separation of
religion and government, and eliminating
discrimination on the basis of religion.
• Secularism is often associated with the
age of Enlightenment in Europe and plays
a major role in Western society. Many
secularists are religious and many
religious people – recognising the value of
keeping religion and government separate
– are secular.
• They do not see this as an anti-religious
development and, indeed, the Lutheran
church has endorsed the process.
• Pope Benedict XVI has spoken in recent
years about “positive” secularism, and a
“new” secularism friendly to religion.
• What the Pope pretend not to know is that
there is no positive or negative secularism. It
is neutral. It is neither a dogma nor a
doctrine. It’s an abstention. Secularism
abstains from favoring one religion over
another, or favoring atheism over religious
belief. It is a political principle that aims at
guaranteeing the largest possible
coexistence of various freedoms.
• The forefathers also saw the dangers of
an established church or religion for the
liberties and equality of those outside that
religion.
• Religion is strong in America, but no single
religion or denomination has direct control
over state mechanisms. Religious voices
are heard loud and clear, and their
influence is felt in the corridors of power.
But no religion has any ultimate sanction
in the sphere of temporal politics.
My concern about the almost hopeless
co entanglement of religion and politics
centers on the tyranny of the majority . A
true democracy is meant to hold, honor,
and defend and encourage diversity ,
plurality. The whole idea of majority rule
goes against the very principle, defeats it
even though our constitution presumably
guarantees that.
Conclusion

We have to move away from a two


party system where majority rules to a
more pluralistic multi party system where
the majority by party ideology cannot rule
or control, where collaboration not
caucuses is the deliberative process,
where the common wisdom can emerge,
where our laws and government policies
really can manifest what our constitution
guarantees.
• http://www.e-ir.info/2012/06/14/should-
politics-and-religion-be-kept-separate/

• http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/5217424.stm