For the U.S., the edict that Congress would make no law establishing a [state] religion, nor prohibiting the free exercise of religion, was written into the Bill of Rights. Many people had emigrated here to avoid persecution at home for their religious practices — especially not accepting the beliefs of the Church of England — and they wanted to be certain that that freedom continued. Examples would be the Puritans, Quakers and others who came later. For the USSR, their Constitution explicitly stated that the church would be separate from the state, and the school system from the church. There's no indication that any churches agreed to this or not; it was forced upon them.
You cannot. They may have been good when they existed, as they sought to separate the church from state.
The Puritans separated from then Church of England because they (the puritans) did not agree with some of the ways the Church was running, therefore, deciding to separate from the Church of England.
The movement to separate church and state during the writing of the new state constitutions was most successful in Virginia. Virginia was the 10th U.S. state.
To guarantee freedom of and from religion.
freedom of religion
Because the Muslims refused to agree on a single state.
The answer lies in the nature of the two entities. State is a secular institution whereas (the) church is a spiritual realm.
Puritans did not separate from the Anglican Church, they wanted to stay and "purify" it of the Roman Catholic beliefs that remained after the Reformation. Pilgrims believed that England shouldn't have a church who's ideals switched with every new king. They wanted to separate from the church and be free to practice their own interpretations of the Bible. Hence the name "Separatists."
That the laws of the church and state should be separate. (NovaNET)
It served to separate church and state
Theocracy. It was clearly defined by the founders of the United States that church and state would be separate entities; unlike England.
Because there were several things about the Catholic Church which he didn't agree with.Because there were several things about the Catholic Church which he didn't agree with.Because there were several things about the Catholic Church which he didn't agree with.Because there were several things about the Catholic Church which he didn't agree with.
The church and state were not separate in the middle ages; depending on the particular church, the church could possibly make laws, enforce them, and make judgements.
Wyoming is a separate property state.Wyoming is a separate property state.Wyoming is a separate property state.Wyoming is a separate property state.
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Both church and state are separate entities, each having its own governing body. The only time the government or state have cause to act is when some offense by a church member or the church itself contradicts the laws of that state. If a man murders or steals then the church takes its own action, but then the person must face the legal requirements of the states laws.
The Pilgrims and the Puritans both wanted to separate from the Church of England.
The Baptists separated from the Anglican Church, not the Catholic Church.
Protestant for the most part however Church and state are separate so the US would be neither.
Separatists wanted to leave the Anglican Church because they were deeply religious and no longer agreed with the teachings of the Anglican Church. They didn't agree on material taught, and its teachings in general. They believed in a sort of separation of church and state.
they couldn't agree on how it separated or what made it separate.
The state (or country) should always stay out of the affairs of the church. The church should be free from any restrictions from the state since the head is Christ Himself. This doesn't mean that the church is above the law. The church should obey the law unless the law requires disobedience to God, at which point the church should disobey the law in order to obey God. Any idea of "Separation of Church and State" should be for the church's protection from the state, otherwise the result will be to "kick God out" of the country so to speak and that is never a good thing!
A non-community property state is a separate property state.A non-community property state is a separate property state.A non-community property state is a separate property state.A non-community property state is a separate property state.
yes! No, because there is no way to ensure that anything separate really is equal.