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Church and State: Separated or United (in terms of Political Power)?

The separation of church and state is the distance in the relationship between organized religion and the nation state. (Source: Wikipedia)

Church and state are separated, and must maintain to be separated. A complete separation prevents the clerical partnership to be existing in the life of society and deprives the state from an important contribution.

It is possible to speak about a politically involved Church as long as associations to various parties are evaded. For this reason, the attendance of clergy in electoral campaigns must be banned. The clerical representatives must defend and serve the interests of the Church and not private purposes. Priests can also have personal political principles but they are not allowed to recommend them as godly ideals. The political message must be limited to the recommendation of civil duties. Religious representatives must be present in Parliament, express their opinions, and attempt to give a Christian spot to the different laws. They cannot express their feelings just through sermons and protest marches. However, there are two conditions. On the one hand, they must know exactly the limits of permitted influence, without trying to replace the civil system. History has proven that the sinful human society cannot be ruled only according to the Gospel. Restrictive laws and compulsion are necessary in order to prevent anarchy, but they must not be administrated by the clerical structures. The Church must have the liberty to react when its interests and Christian principles are violated. The democratic republic seems more suitable to Christian values.

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