• secularism.
  • no. because which religion should be chosen.......... what about the non chosen ones, why dont they affect the laws.......... however that's idealism gone mad, in reality, every country is affected by religious laws, take for example in most western countries the acknowledging of Christmas and Easter, religious dates that get national holidays.
  • no ... not at all ! they don't like it when laws affect their religion ... dito ;-)
  • No. Religion and politics are a dangerous combination.
  • Of course not. But unfortunately this isn't practiced in the real world :(
  • No way! But it does.
  • I believe that must would say no to such as a yes or no question. If asked if people of religion that can affect their judgements should be allowed to affect a county laws should be excluded few would say yes. In the real world it does through out the world to a greater or lesser degree. The shoulds of the world can be debated 'till the cows come home and nothing is changed. The hows and to what degree there is moderation is the tough part. +5
  • No. The Church and the State should not mix.
  • No. And before the GodSquad shows up and tells me that US laws are based on the 10 Commandments: 1. Technically, only 3 of the 10 Commandments are legislated in anyway, and those are the three that just about anyone with a conscience can agree on regardless of their religious views. 2. The Supreme law of the land (in the US anyway) is the Constitution. While the Constitution does invoke a creator, occasionally, it does not assert a religious authority or have any pretense of doing so over people. It was written by men, from their conscience.
  • How are you going to stop religion from influencing a country's laws? Religion influences people's sense of what is right and wrong. So, it IS going to influence what they consider appropriate for government to regulate especially in the area of behavior. So, the only way to prevent religion from having any affect on a country's law is to exclude religious people from positions where they might be able to write laws. So, the real question here is should religious people be excluded from positions within a country's government?
  • In church doctrine of "two swords" there is only one kingdom in the church. The church controls the spiritual sword and the other, the temporal sword is controlled by the state. The temporal sword is hierarchally lower than the spiritual sword, allowing for the church influence in politics and society at large. (About Catholicism.) In other words, "yes".
  • The only way that religion should affect a countries laws is to ensure freedom to worship, as long as it breaks no secular laws. Points monster stalking me Zack
  • Unless every citizen is an Atheist, and more than that these Atheists reject anything they view as "common sense" or "good" which has a religious origin or background, then you will not be able to avoid it.
  • In a perfect world State and Religion are mutually exclusive...
  • That's how the Law started, the system in England is that the law courts, the house of commons, the church and the monarchy are all connected! if there is a revolution the monarchy will take other, I think this still exist? and some of our laws go back to roman time when the church was powerful particularly catholic! That's all part of our constitution! OK? but the European courts could change this if we let them?

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