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Ended:10/26/09
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Should the government have control over the church? (4B)

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i think the government shouldnt have contorl because then they would be telling people what they should believe and that would be stupid, it would be like they are brain washing us.

Side: No
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Our founding fathers stated the state should be seperated from church and state. And a freedom of religion. Government should never have a control in the church. And the church shouldn't have control of the government.

Side: No
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I think they shouldn't have control because than they would be telling everyone what they should believe in and i think every person should have they own choice in what they believe in

Side: No
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I give a absolute NO. The government shouldnt in anyway be allowed to have anything to do with church. First of if the government did have control and they had a problem with the certain religion they would change it to how the see fit and in that way would make the people who attend that church follow the governments rule and i agree with matthewj that it would be considered as brainwashing

Side: No
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no, the church has have its own rights, and it shouldn'rt be controled. Freedom of religion as it long as it doin the right thing which is related to religion stuff. Then they are fine.

Side: No
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i believe the government should control many things, but religion is not one of them. in the constitution it says we have freedom of religion. they would be taking that away from us if they tried to control who we believed in and why we believed in it.

Side: No
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I dont think that the government should have control over the church.I think that wouldn't be right because a church is like a home to some people and they feel safe there ,where as if the government ran it i dont think the people would still feel the same.I just dont think it would be beneficial to anyone but of course the gov.

Side: No
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no because that would be disobeying the bill of rights. FREEDOM OF RELIGION!!!!!!

Side: No
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Absolutely not. Since Obama is president and is trying to conform the United States into Muslim beliefs, my beliefs would be down the drain. However the whole reason that our ancestors came over here was becuase in Europe that King (the government) controlled the church and so they were oppressed and seeking freedom came here! The reason we have no national religion is becuase religion and government were always seperate. the principle of the governement and the church being seperate is one of the main reasons America was founded in the first place

Side: No
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no they shouldnt because church is an option and that would be the government telling us what to believe in and what not. that would be just wrong to force us to do something that we dont wanna do

Side: No
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no the government shouldnt have control over the church because everyone should have a choice

Side: No
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Nopee. This will cause a lot of problems if they tried to control the church. There is no reason for the government to get involved in the church. its the house of god not the government.

Side: No
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I don't think that the government should control the church. The church is a place to belive what you belive, not a place to be told what to belive. If the government controls the church then they will just be feeding us lies, because not everyone has the same beliefs. if you are told what to belive in, religion becomes blind, but if you belive what you want, then religion has hope.

Side: No
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NO! Because then the gov. will be telling everybody what to do and what to believe in, I think that everybody should have a right to believe in whatever they want.

Side: No
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No i don't think the government should have control over the church because, church is place where people go to acknowledge their faith. Everyone has thr right to worship who or what they wanted its all part of freedom of expresson. Expressing yourself freely, if the government has control of it he can tell people to change their faith and do whatever he wants them to do and that's not right. The church is open to anyone who wants to be apart of it and shouldn't be controlled by anyone.

Side: No
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I don't think that the government should have control over religion because if they do then they would twist and turn it into what they think the main religion should be. Like if we had a president who was muslim then he would probably try to turn everyone else muslim with him.

Side: No
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i think they shouldnt because people have the right to believe in what ever they choose.

Side: No
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No i dont think the government should have control of the church, because they would be telling people what to believe in. And when ever people pay tythe or offering, they would use that money for something stupid like buliding houses and stuff. I'm not saying building houses is stupid but when it comes to God's money, it should be used for something more useful like helping children in africa or thrid world countries. Something that would make peace in this world, and not break it. So making the government in charge of the church in my opinion is a bad idea.

Side: No