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On the fading away of the Church and the State

Interesting observations from Vinay Supta.
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* The “fading away of the state” is a long-held dream of many radical political ideologies. I never believed it was possible, and then I realized something.
* The Church and State were once peers. Over the past few centuries, the Church has basically vanished as a political force. Over the past 20 years the Vatican has become a joke even in strongholds like Ireland.
* If the Church can fade away (not the religion, but the political power structure that grew on top of it), then why not the State?
* Imagine a future in which people would no more obey an edict from Central Government than an edict from the Pope.

Suddenly I feel much better about the future. Now all we have to do is square that freedom with global environmental restraint.

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