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A different kind of pro-state church

C.A.C.

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I am danish and have several problems with the faiths in general, but oddly enough I find the idea of a state church a fine one. This is because it worked out really well for Denmark.

The church was state controlled, it was also limited by the social developments that came about as an effect of the changes in the state, and I think the US really missed out on a opportunity to have a church. that was shaped by the state and was supported by the state. While there is undoubtfully cultural difference between the protestant scandinavian model and the vast cultural melting pot of the US, it still give food for thought I find.

Anyone have an insight into the development of the early church enclaves all over the country, was such a move even possible?
 

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I am danish and have several problems with the faiths in general, but oddly enough I find the idea of a state church a fine one. This is because it worked out really well for Denmark.

The church was state controlled, it was also limited by the social developments that came about as an effect of the changes in the state, and I think the US really missed out on a opportunity to have a church. that was shaped by the state and was supported by the state. While there is undoubtfully cultural difference between the protestant scandinavian model and the vast cultural melting pot of the US, it still give food for thought I find.

Anyone have an insight into the development of the early church enclaves all over the country, was such a move even possible?
England had a state controlled or influenced church. That is why the Founding Fathers wanted to keep both institutions separate. As the late, great George Carlin once said, "I'm completely in favor of the separation of church and state. THese two institutions screw us up enough on their own, so both of them together is certain death."
 

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This American poster needs to communicate this clearly, concisely and emphatically for our Danish colleague......
NO STATE CHURCH!
We are not interested in our govt picking among the country's theological winners and losers, and then crowning one with most favored status. It irretrievably will harm both our secular govt, and our multiple faiths.
 
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