The threads on Judge Moore and the Ten Commandments have furnished much food for thought, especially on the issues of the Constitution and Separation of Church & State. Here are a few more thoughts I have: 1. Often on political issues I can become a "triple-minded" man, because my personal opinions, opinions on what the Constitution says/allows, etc., and my scriptural beliefs, do not always agree with one another. 2. I wonder if sometimes we Americans sometimes prize more highly the ideal of RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS than we do the ideal of GLORIFYING GOD. 3. I wonder how far each of us can Scripturally go in defending our views of Freedom of Religion/Church-State Separation. Most all of us would probably agree that people should be free to worship God after the dictates of their own heart, based on teachings such as that we must worship God in spirit and in truth, etc. But beyond that, how far can we go? How much "church-state separation" or "freedom of religion" is necessary to meet Biblical requirements? Must the individual who is perfectly free to worship any God, many gods, or no god, also be free from being offended concerning which of these he or she chooses? by the government? by the school system? by their employer? by their neighbour? Someone said that the distinctive of separation of church & state is mandatory for Baptists? How much do you believe you are able to Scripturally (not Constitutionally) defend?