When either the power to make or to enforce secular law is exercised by the religious establishment, you no longer have a democracy. Instead you have an ecclesiastical state. The USA puts it quite simply: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof...." This means simply that the secular establishment is forbidden to legislate on behalf of a religious body, or to prohibit a religious body from establishing its own traditions. This separation is essential for a true democracy, and forever does away with the contest between two authoritarian establishments which, historically, have been - and, in the absence of such a provision, will always be - at war with each other. Both seek the power of enforcement. In a true democracy, this power must be restricted to the secular arm. Take your pick, democracy or an ecclesiatical state. Religion and politics do not mix.
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from the article: MKs debate protection of 'equality' in future constitution
The MK and former finance minister, who founded his party in 2012, will be in charge until end of the next Knesset, which is potentially 2023.17:57 12.02.16 | 0 comments