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  •  Not only gave they not acted in good faith... (1+ / 0-)
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    ...they've acted in pretty much the opposite of that. Take the Roman Catholic Church, as an example. Wherever they have enough of a numerical advantage in a country, they worm their way into the country's politics, essentially subordinating democracy to the Church hierarchy. They would do it here too, if they had the numbers of reliable voters to do it. So there is no reason to believe that they want to be good fellow citizens of our democracy. Instead, they want to control and dominate it if they can get away with it.

    The problem is that organized religious leaders have NEVER fundamentally accepted the principle that democratically elected leaders and democratic processes of law can make rules that bind even the church. At a deep level, they believe that their religious beliefs trump the rule of law, which is why some churches have often found a natural power alliance with dictators and fascists.

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