What do you think the signers of the Mayflower Compact thought about the separation of Church and State or about the separation of God from government?”

 

The student isrequired to post 1 thread of 250–300 words .All assertions should be supported by sound logic based upon the definitions, lessons, and analytical frameworks provided in the course notes and presentations. Use of outside scholarly sources is encouraged and the student must use APA format.

 

 

Topic: Mayflower Compact

 

After reviewing any notes or presentations regarding basic worldview, the separation of Church and State, and the difference between Pilgrims and Puritans, read the Mayflower Compact (found in Module/Week 3’s Reading & Study folder).

 

Once you have read this information, answer the question, “What do you think the signers of the Mayflower Compact thought about the separation of Church and State or about the separation of God from government?” [Note: these are not the same thing.] After answering the prompt, defend your answer. 

 

Discussion Board Forum Assistance –You are advised to consider:

  1. What the establishment clause of the 1st Amendment actually forbids 
  2. What Jefferson meant in his Letter to the Danbury Baptists
  3. What today’s “wall of separation” doctrine has come to mean

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