Over at the Spectator, Mark Powell writes: “…the ‘separation of Church and State’ never meant, as is so often claimed today, the expulsion of the Church by the State. It simply meant that the State should not intrude into the realm of the Church but would actually support it! As Dr Stephen Chavura, of Macquarie University, quoting Jeremy Taylor who, back in 1856 wrote:
I have said that the duties of the state are of a ‘secular’ than a ‘spiritual’ order. That it has to consult the well being of the community over which it presides by the enactment of laws calculated to promote the public good. And that for these laws to be in the highest degree applicable to our wants they must be in accordance with the precepts of Christianity. Religion therefore must be recognised and encouraged by the state.”
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