REL321 Week 6

REL321 Week 6 - A Thomas Jefferson strongly believed that...

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A) Thomas Jefferson strongly believed that any ties that government and religion had needed to be severed so that the government of the United State did not end up anything like that of Great Britain. In terms of the relevance of his letter to the Danbury Baptists in modern times, religion is still a strong force in America. The government does not have any power over religion, but religion can still be a vital role in the shaping of our government and their policies. Many politicians uses the argument of religion when the vote one way or another on certain issues. In the article, Hutton describes how Jefferson’s letter was a political move to assure the nation that he was not an atheist and did in fact support religion. He also wanted to assure that nation that he would not stand for a government that tried to dictate religion in anyone’s life. B) America’s After listening to Needleman podcast interview, it is evident that citizens in the American democratic society have a certain duty to their
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