It's time Filipinos take Separation of Church and State more seriously


Church and State had struggled to establish their proper relationship, virtually since religion and government first develop. Egyptian Pharaohs were held to be descendants of gods. At various times, Roman and Japanese emperors, were treated as gods themselves. Every Holy Roman Emperor, from Charlemagne through Charles V, in 1530 was crowned by the Roman Catholic Church Pope.

And in much of the world, there are still state religions or established churches, like Britain’s Church of England and some Arab countries/Iranian Theocracies.

It was the U.S. that undertook the more enduring effort to solve the question of separation of Church and the State. By the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, adopted a part of Bill of Rights in 1791. “Congress shall make no law respecting the establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof – with those words, the U.S. founding fathers laid the basis for what Thomas Jefferson would later call the : “wall of separation”, between church and state.

In our country, the Roman Catholic Church, try to gain back its power on its followers. CBCP is a political organization, that meddle in the affairs of the Philippine government. This religious group, gained its power in the overthrow of the late Pres. Marcos Sr.; and enjoyed its power during the Aquino era !

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  1. I'm not familiar with our constitution but don't we have this secularism part of our constitution?

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  2. cbcp is garbage! matthew 23:1-12 is for them!

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