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Comments #9783920:


Everything is possible when you don't believe 17 8, 7:25pm

@TheChief
"Secularism is the principle of the separation of government institutions and persons mandated to represent the state from religious institution and religious dignitaries (the attainment of such is termed secularity). One manifestation of secularism is asserting the right to be free from religious rule and teachings, or, in a state declared to be neutral on matters of belief, from the imposition by government of religion or religious practices upon its people.[Notes 1] Another manifestation of secularism is the view that public activities and decisions, especially political ones, should be uninfluenced by religious beliefs or practices."

In the US you have to have a belief in a religion, or claim to have one, if you want to enter politics, identifying yourself as an atheist would render you more or less ineligible... that is by definition not secularism. So, the US is secular on paper not in reality





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