There Is an Inevitable Negative Effect between Religion and Politics

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One simply cannot live a “Christian life” solely involving religion and divide themselves when they deal with politics. Thus believing in anything shapes each individual as a person: creates their boundaries, defines morality, and what is just and unjust. Therefore, religion will always be tied into politics. Consequently, I am researching the inevitability of the two seemingly separate ideas overlapping and impacting one another.
In politics, today, religion overlaps politics in many aspects. Considering that religion has become more open and in America, supposedly separated from church and state, one would be lead to believe that the progression has separated them entirely, at least in the United States. However, looking back at the Renaissance, one can only make the argument that religion has become less influential, but is still predominate. Such as in political factions, where people tend to agree with like-minded individuals creating parties.
Philosophers, intelligent, tend to only preach their ideas to the few who would befit those most, because many people did not have the time or luxury to learn and ponder the world’s questions, unlike the upper class. It was not until the Renaissance, when the revival of Greek philosophy through Neoplatonism and neoclassicism became popular with the help of the printing press, “Renaissance thinkers found in the life of the ancient…

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