Religion is always a demanding entity and has always sought more power and control over peoples' lives, not always for the right reasons. It is essential to draw some red lines to protect democracy and avoid becoming a theocracy. Attaturk had the right idea - the state must be secular and religion left to the individual. Religious leaders are not politicians having to operate in the real world and, while they may have a pile of theocratic laws, they are not lawyers either. And the last thing a nation needs is being driven by a bunch of religious zealots with their own priorities, whether in 12th Century Europe or 21st Century Iran (or Israel). I hope that Israel will be able to withstand the further encroachment of religion into the affairs of the state and peoples' daily lives. People are quite capable of deciding for themselves on their spiritual needs and the degree of adherence they wish to have to organised religion, without it imposing its rules, demands and visions upon them.
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