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Theism and the Democratic Society: Separation of Church and State, Tolerance and Multiculturalism.

One of the fundamental tensions our society feels rests on a basic philosophic question. Are there absolute Truths or not? This tension surfaces because we are democratic nation which espouses virtues such as freedom, the right to privacy, and tolerance. At the same time, many citizens firmly believe in universal Truths based on their religions. We like to think we judge people on their ideas and that we do so rationally.

Use the Internet to explore these questions.

A. How should we balance our Christian heritage with our goal of promoting tolerance, diversity and multiculturalism?

B. What is the proper separation between church and State?

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