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Power in the wrong hands

Governing politicians and cowardly priests stand in the way of a distinction between state and church.


Of course, there should be some church bells when the Human Ethical Confederation and the so-called dark men of the Norwegian Church not only want the same church order, but also use the same arguments to separate church and state: religious freedom and human rights.

The designs are very different. While the humanists want the state's differential treatment of people's beliefs, the "conservatives" want to steer clear of political, pagan governments from their (free) church. It is no secret that changing political regimes use their church power to build a loyal church.

The "conservatives" thus have enough self-confidence to believe that they can win the theological power struggle if only the politicians let go, while the more popular and "liberal" priests and bishops are afraid that lack of political control will lead to a narrower church space. It's cowardly. And it is strange that liberal forces in the church no longer believe in their own project of an open and inclusive people's church, without political control. This does not mean that society needs to relax the demand for transparency around important democrats. . .

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