Herzl got it right! - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • S. Lahat
    • 06.07.11 | 13:30 (IDT)

    Herzl: "We will not allow the theocratic tendencies of our religious leadership to raise their head....they will be very well-respected ... but they should not interfere in matters of state ... lest they bring upon themselves difficulties from within and from without." A democracy is no place for a religious hierarchy to dominate the public discourse or - even worse! - to attempt to impose religious doctrines as civil law - especially since the majority of the population is secular. It is time to separate religion and State!

    from the article: We must stop Israel from becoming a theocracy
    First published 03:18 06.07.11 | Last updated 03:18 06.07.11
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