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Should Religion Be Separated From State?

Should Religion Be Separated From State? 120 Religion and politics have been very closely knit since the beginning of history. Very often the political identity of a state has been held together by religion. Are nations and states ready to embrace secularism and divorce religion from government and administration? RELIGIOUS STATE SECULAR STATE Divine Origin Since the beginning of time, religion has been used by the rulers of states to gain authority. Rulers of almost every state have claimed to be the representatives Modern nations are either secular or have declared state religions. States wvith an endorsed religion base their choice on demographics or the legacy that has been passed down. Of a population of about seven billion the majority follow some form of religion. of God on earth. Religions Following in the World Christianity 14 Islam Hinduism Shenism Budbhism + 中 中 忡忡 Sikhism 1.9 billion 1.5 billion 950 million 400 million 385 million 23.5 million Countries with State Religions Countries with adopted religions, provide for certain privileges and endorse the state sponsored advocacy of the religious tenets. The legislature and judiciary make laws and adjudicate with deference to the religion's ethical principles. There is also a compulsion to take up religious studies. How Secular is Secular Secular states could be atheistic or may be more tolerant in the freedom to choose any religion. Historically, the evolution of a nation from being a religious state to a secular state has been viewed as a progressive change. In several states the interests of minor religious groups are protected by giving them certain privileges. In many western countries, calendars include many Christian holidays, such as Christmas. Is Secularism A Better Option Secularism has been the growing trend with world nations. In most European countries, strict equal opportunities and diversity laws have been implemented. Religious terrorism across the world is rising. A number of terrorist attacks, including the 9/11 bombings, have made the international community more sensitive to religious issues. Top5 Countries with Christian Majority Vatican City Independent State of Samoa Micronesia Panama Romania Top5 Countries with Islamic Majority Saudi Arabia Afghanistan Yemen Mauritiana Somalia Top5 Countries with Buddhist Majority Cambodia Thailand Mongolia Hong Kong Myanmar Top5 Countries with Hindu Majority- Nepal India Mauritius Guyana Fiji Top5 Countries with Jewish Majority - Israel Monaco United States Gibraltar Cayman Islands Do Religious States Hade a Point?- In countries such as Morocco, Afghanistan, and Yemen where about 99% of the population are Muslims, the Sharia Law, a set of Islamic moral and legal codes of conduct, is what defines the lifestyle and behavior. 99% Muslim Should Al Nations Adopt Secularism?

Should Religion Be Separated From State?

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Religion and politics have been very closely knit since the beginning of history. Very often the political identity of a state has been held together by religion. Are nations and states ready to embra...

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