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  •  Societal advancement? (1+ / 0-)
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    there is part of their tradition that is holding them back in the way of societal advancement

    How is Scotland not societally "advanced"? Many would argue that it is more advanced than England in many respects. Strict "separation of church and state" in the American and French model is not universal among western democracies.

    •  Possibly not. (1+ / 0-)
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      However that doesn't mean that it's not something they do not want nor is it unattainable by anyone else either. I love Scotland, and personally I hope they get the Independence they seek next year.
      Also, allowing the Church to make decisions that affect people who do not follow the same beliefs somewhat puts you behind those countries that do. Not in any way except that it's still catering to only those of a particular belief system. If only 1 out of every 5 follows that belief then you are ignoring the needs of the other 4. Every society has to evolve to accommodate the needs of everyone. Scotland is just asking for a very small accommodation.

      Of course, things here in the States aren't as they should be either. We have to fight every day to keep Creationism out of schools and city governments from trying to push prayer into official meetings. No one is perfect.

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