The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #107407   Message #2253351
Posted By: Amos
04-Feb-08 - 02:25 PM
Thread Name: BS: Still no gods 2008 (continued)
Subject: RE: BS: Still no gods 2008 (continued)
POssibly what we need is amilitant, aggressive group defending the separation of church and state and the right to absolute individual privacy and sovereignty of choice in all religious matters. There is a very clear (to me, anyway) divising line where the freedom of belief ends and the responsibility for the civic commons begins, a space into which religious beliefs should not be entered no matter how much they inform the private mind and its decision-making process.

The reason for "rendering unto Caesar that which is Caesar's" is not philsophical or religious but practical. Religious considerations have no traction or merit on Caesar's turf, whether it is an empire or a representative republic.