Thank God for the separation of church and state.

The First Victims of the First Crusade

Guest Blogger, Susan Jacoby in the New York Times, 2/13/15

What we actually see today is a standard of medieval behavior upheld by modern fanatics who, like the crusaders, seek both religious and political power through violent means. They offer a ghastly and ghostly reminder of what the Western world might look like had there never been religious reformations, the Enlightenment and, above all, the separation of church and state.

Photographed by Ann Ronan Pictures/Print Collector, via Getty Images

Watch and listen to this fascinating debate between Susan Jacoby and Dinesh D’Souza. They’ll both have a lot to say about the church/state separation. Susan would, if anything, enlarge and strengthen it. Dinesh would narrow, weaken, and ultimately, if not bring it down, take away much of its power to keep religion out of the Congress, the courts, and the Presidency.

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