Separation of Church and State and the Influence of Religion into Politics

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Separation of Church and State and the influence of Religion into Politics The subject of religion in politics has become a transcendental topic, which exacerbates passions and emotions among men and women especially when the debate is placed. These topics must be treated with precision, because tensions tend to heat it up very rapidly. People tend to argue, discuss, fight, resist and demonstrate their position on behalf of their religious and political beliefs. In the United States of America, a nation composed from several social groups of different ethnical backgrounds and religious beliefs, is adopting a culture where the principles of rationality overtaken slowly by the preponderant forces of religious belief. Religion is considered an important political factor interwoven in the fabric of the United States Government. Over the past two hundred years, virtually every president has injected, invoked, or utilized religion in one way or the other, to persuade people in order to gain in the political arena. (Gibbs et al.) During the 2008 presidential campaign the emphasis exerted by the political candidates postulating for the oval office, religion, portrayed the illusion that the “ candidates [running] for the White House seem to aspire more to the position of pastor-in-chief than commander-in-chief,” (Wald and Calhoun-Brown) In recent years, the national agenda has included a host of controversial domestic questions that touch on deeply held religious beliefs and

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