Sunday, November 18, 2007

Reveal Your Dream: Separation of church and state



Thanks to Leena from ConceptisAddict who encouraged me to reveal a personal dream of mine by tagging me for this meme by Neil of the neilsattin.com blog titled Reveal Your Dream: A Personal Development Challenge.

According to Wikipedia the phrase "separation of church and state" is derived from a letter written by Thomas Jefferson in 1802 to a group identifying themselves as the Danbury Baptists. In that letter, referencing the First Amendment of the United States Constitution, Jefferson wrote:

"Believing with you that religion is a matter which lies solely between Man & his God, that he owes account to none other for his faith or his worship, that the legitimate powers of government reach actions only, & not opinions, I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should "make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof," thus building a wall of separation between Church & State."

My dream is therefore very simple: living my life and growing my daughter in my own country but under a truly democratic regime. This regime needs to be preforming its duties based on a constitute totally separating state and religion and treating all citizens equally with no discrimination of religion, gender, color or origin. So, you see, when saying my dream is simple, I meant to describe, not to achieve. What do I care. Dreams don't cost too much.

For this meme rules see original meme post by Neil Sattin. I have chosen to tag the following bloggers I am very much interested to learn more about their life dreams; Derami the Sux monkey from allsux.com and Weburbanist; my friend Cooper of Wonderland or Not who figured out how to blog for the most important things in life and write poetry at the same time; danah boyd of apophenia - the legendary Guru of all bloggers and social networkers who makes connections where none previously existed; my puzzler friend of the giochilogici blog, who recently joined the staff Nonzero in Italy (congratulations Klaus); and finally Tim Siedell of the badbanana blog.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks Gil!
    I should have known than your dream is not just for you but a great amount of people ;)
    I think Finland should do that also but the reasons here are so much different...

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