Should church and state always be separate? Why or why not? What should the nature of their relationship be?
Yes I believe church and state should be separate. I don't agree with religion being shoved down people's throats, and I do not like being preached to. America was founded on being able to worship or not it's what's best for you. I believe that is the best way to do it.
Unfortunately religion is used too often in politics. I mean look what happened when those crazy Christians thought that Dubya was good enough to keep in office(I wonder how many of them are kicking themselves now,Still think he was a good choice??).
I am catholic but a very lapsed one. I just don't think that a book (that being the bible) should hold power over our governing body. I mean hell in all honesty do we know if anything in that book is true?? I mean they kinda left out dinosaurs and we have bones to prove they were here. For all I know people were smoking some good stuff and writing down random things that they were hallucinating.