What was Madison trying to accomplish or prevent? In what ways, if any, have the issues changed since Madison’s day?
For a long time, religion and state and have operated independently at least in many nations. Separation of church and religion is recognition of independence between the state and an organized religion. However, there are varying degrees of this independence or separation depending on the existing views and legal structures toward the appropriate role of religion in a society. For example, a nation policy may recognize the separation of the state and religion, but there may be a distance relationship in which the two interact independently. This discussion seeks to shed light on the separation of religion and state in view of the First Amendment pioneered by Madison.
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