Importance of Separating State from Religion
In a culture that values religious diversity, not all religions are equally represented. A majority of people may follow one religion, which becomes the dominant religion, while the other religions become minorities.
- Religious supremacy, denigration of other religions, and prejudice against minorities will result in such situations.
- There may be serious incidents, such as the murder of minorities or the use of coercion, which is the use of force to achieve goals.
- In a society with many different religions, people should have the freedom to practise any religion they want or none at all.
- To ensure the peaceful coexistence of many different religions, to prevent the supremacy of one or more religions, and to ensure that individuals have the freedom to practise their religion as they see fit, the state and religion must be kept separate.
- As a result, it is preferable to establish democracy in a secular state.