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The Separation of Church and State

Onkar Ghate

Presented at: OCON 2009

Date: Jul 03, 2009

With religion on the rise in America, maintaining the separation of church and state is now a pressing issue. This talk will examine some of the history behind, as well as the arguments for and against, the principle of separating religion from government. It will consider contemporary ways in which the principle is being attacked and why even well-meaning Americans are increasingly unable to mount a defense. Finally, it will define what a proper, philosophical argument for the need to separate church from state looks like.


Parts: 1

Handout: none


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