Separation of Church and State or State from Church
Posted on November 4, 2012
Is it a ‘Separation of church and state’ or a ‘separation of state from church’?
Article 1 of the constitution reads…
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
Is this defining a ‘Separation of church and state’ or a ‘separation of state from church’?
Once long ago there was a king, the people were subject to him and he looked after them for this. He ruled the land as his kingdom.
He decided to rule the religion as well, the prayers that could be said, the language that could be spoken, the bibles that could be printed, the churches that could be attended and the laws that must be followed.
For this the people warred with the king.