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    Religion and the government

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    We know that the constitution prohibits the establishment of a national church and at the same time allows for the free exercise of religion, but what about the use of a bible in a courtroom, (still in use some places), or hanging the 10 commandments in a courtroom, or even the recent controversy of the use of a bible and the phrase, "so help me God." in the inauguration of our new President?

    Do any of those examples of religion appearing in a governmental setting bother you?

    If yes, (or not), why?

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    These examples do not bother me because they are not forced upon anyone in the general public. The Constitution says that people will have freedom of religion and they do. Just because a bible may be in a courtroom or the 10 commandments may be hanging up in certain parts of the ...

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    We know that the constitution prohibits the establishment of a national church and at the same time allows for the free exercise of religion, but what about the use of a bible in a courtroom, (still in use some places), or hanging the 10 commandments in a courtroom, or even the recent controversy of the use of a bible and the phrase, "so help me God." in the inauguration of our new President?

    Do any of those examples of religion appearing in a governmental setting bother you?

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