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Actually, it would be simpler to put the link fully back into place. Despite the enthusiasm of the Enlightenment crowd, religion and politics are irretrievably enmeshed with each others in any human society. The cleanest way to run your system is to have an official state religion, and if some troublemakers don't want to participate in it, you can either transport them to Australia or cut off their heads.

You will have a civil war once in a while to contend with, but that may be easier to deal with over the long run...

by asdf on Fri Sep 28th, 2012 at 12:35:24 PM EST
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I think you left off the "a modest proposal" at the start there.


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sapere aude
by Number 6 on Fri Sep 28th, 2012 at 03:34:31 PM EST
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Here's a diary topic for you. What is ideology? On state religions, totalitarian regimes, and the Enlightenment utopia.

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by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Sep 28th, 2012 at 10:59:36 PM EST
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