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notes 9-8-10 - Locke purpose of the state-prevent chaos...

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9-8-10 *Locke- *purpose of the state-prevent chaos, anarchy, destruction *should not include religion-separation of church and state Why separate church and state? Principled Reasons: *true belief does not come from being forced to believe in something *the state can punish people for not believing in something-while this may change outward behavior, it would make you a hypocrite if you don’t actually believe it *the state is not in charge of people’s souls according to the Bible-religious argument *if the state could actually change people’s beliefs, then logically, one country would be right, and all the others would be wrong-this means that, for example, if you’re French, you’re going
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