These words by Our Savior remind us that a great part of sin and the suffering and perdition that sin causes comes from losing focus on what truly belongs to God and what God has left for mankind. In a sense, God Almighty has His Own "Separation of Church and State" with the Church being the one true Catholic faith and the "State" being the state of temporal, secular, existence. As we look back on our resolutions and intentions this most recent Lent, it might serve us well to consider how well we as individuals and this lost society as a whole have heeded Christ's suggestion.
The so-called Separation of Church and State fiasco hoisted on this world by jurists of perdition and liberal legalists is nothing but a myth wrapped in a lie surrounded by treachery and evil agendas. While The U.S. Supreme Court regularly served as a reminder of the need to maintain contact with Christian ideals in such cases as Church of The Holy Trinity v. US in 1892, that intent has systematically been eroded until the present when Christian ideals are often what is left outside the door of most courtrooms.
In Trinity, the Court noted that "Our laws and our institutions must necessarily be based upon and embody the teachings of the Redeemer of mankind. It is impossible that it should be otherwise and in this sense and to this extent our civilization and our institutions are emphatically Christian." Contrast this with the tragic Everson v. Board of Education case in 1947 wherein the Court began to erect the mythical separation between church and state by interpreting The First Amendment, not as a guarantee of freedom to practice religion and from having a religion imposed by government, but as a guarantee from religion in civil life. Furthermore, in the absurd Everson holding, Justice Black (a more sincere name has never been held since he blackened jurisprudence with his pronouncements of perdition) applied this distorted view of The First Amendment to the states via The Fourteenth Amendment, which simply guarantees against deprivation of life, liberty, and property and warns states not to make laws limiting the privileges of US citizens.
If someone can explain to me how either the First or the Fourteenth Amendments call for pushing religion out of civil life, I will be waiting your message.
This was one of the first times that liberal radical jurists began chipping and chopping away at the morals and conscience of this great nation, and much of the foul and despicable things that have since resulted can be traced to Everson, for if Satan entered the Catholic Church during Vatican II, he did so from his previous camp in the American Judicial System which he entered in Everson!
Thus we see that the temporal distortion of Christ's words describes giving to the State what belongs to the State, namely, practically everything, and to God what belongs to God, namely, the neurologically disordered, weak-minded, and foolish people that imbeciles like Jesse Ventura and Bill Maher describe as the religiously-minded. Not only is this temporal interpretation idiotic and wrong, it is also arrogant and misguided as well!
The Supreme Supreme Judge's Interpretation
The true separation of Church and Temporal State is that needed for eternal salvation. Without this separation the weeds of sin and perdition will surely wrap themselves around not only those foolish enough to straddle the wall but those societies arrogant enough to confuse or even ignore the message. This separation is not one that calls for keeping God out of our daily activities, but one that calls for keeping Him in all those activities that are truly important and transcendent in our lives like marriage, family, education, work, public activities, government, and laws to name but a few. In fact, we are not so much keeping Him in as leaving Him where He is rightly placed for He is the Supreme Authority and Author of Truth and Right in these areas, and should therefore be heeded to as the ultimate source of information, conduct, thinking, and philosophy as well.
In other words, it is not for us His simple creatures to keep Him anywhere for how can the created determine where the Creator is to be? No, rather it is for us to merely recognize and pay homage and adoration to Him without whom all good is impossible and all evil quite possible. Any activity of import without God is merely an import from hell and a passport to perdition!
Thus, we see that the Heavenly separation of Church and the temporal state of mankind is that which offers to God all that is rightly His and then uses what is left for His glory as well, no matter how insignificant or trivial that balance may seem to our limited minds and eyes. Obviously, this Heavenly interpretation places God first and only while the superficial, temporal, distorted, misguided interpretation of this society reads more like a tour guide to hell than any design toward freedom, rights, or liberty!
Who Must Man The Walls of Heavenly Separation?
Given the importance of this Heavenly separation between what belongs to God and what God deems belonging to man, it stands to reason that only those with courage, conviction, and a true sense and respect of God Almighty should stand at the wall between God's territory and that territory that God has left for mankind. Certainly these guards of that separation cannot include imbeciles such as Jennifer Granholm, the Governor of Michigan who calls herself a Catholic but mocks that faith with every bit of rubbish that eludes her mouth! Explaining why she had flip-flopped on allowing The Ten Commandments to be on display at the State Capitol rotunda, this coward babbled that she was "not interested in violating the U.S. Constitution." Devvy Kidd rightly calls Granholm and her ilk imbeciles who have no clue about either the Constitution or God and are not qualified to spill their ignorance on the public at large. It is precisely because we have elected and allowed such fools to fill our government, courts, and the media that we are now in the short end of the separation of salvation and perdition!
We see, then, that Christ's words asking us to give to God what belongs to God and to Caesar what belongs to Caesar are merely the key and cornerstone of our very salvation.
If we simply follow this advice we will find the true path to paradise.
Unfortunately, the gist of sin is distorting just what belongs to God and what belongs to man. Eden and all that has followed is nothing but a series of miscalculations about precisely that separation and distinction. Too often we take what belongs to God such as life, freedom, and creation and drag it to our side of the separation via the murder of the unborn, cloning, stem cell research, euthanasia, and the euphemisms that we used to justify these sins.
Too often we play God and through that arrogance and ingratitude we trespass upon The Almighty's territory. Too often this society pretends that God is not the sole possessor of those areas that are rightly and eternally His. Has this very attitude not been prevalent throughout the whole sad saga of Terri Schindler-Schiavo's death watch?
God has invited us to partake of His bounty and we have abused that invitation by attempting to steal what is rightly His and call what is His ours to decide and determine. What are we if not mere squatters on the territory that belongs to Our Creator? What right do we have to seize what does not belong to us under some imbecilic notion of choice, freedom, self-determination or other pathetic swipe at the All-Powerful?
Yes, the idiots who argue for separation of church and state are partially correct despite their own insolence and foolish ignorance. There is a separation, but that separation is and has always been determined by God Almighty. However, unlike the morons who argue for this separation today, God's endless mercy and love toward us causes Him to share with us this bounty to a point by giving us some use and care for His Divine possessions such as creation. This in stark contrast to those who argue for their temporal separation which is more an attempt to banish God into oblivion than any real partition.
Despite the clueless fools such as Jennifer Granholm and the Godless ghouls who lead them astray, God's separation is the one that matters and will forever matter into eternity. Leave to God the sanctity of life, creation, justice, truth and all else that really matters. Leave to the pathetic microbes like Bill Maher and the liberal, modernist, sodomite, feminist, and secular ilk to scramble and argue about which flavor of ice cream is best, what color blouse goes best with a pair of jeans, or which mindless film will win the annual Hollywood hypocrisy awards. Those are the only things they are qualified to discuss and debate. In the end, the true separation between Church and the temporal state will be the same one that exists between the rich man and the beggar in Luke 16:19-25 wherein Abraham told the rich man that this separation was eternal and impassable. On Judgment Day, God Almighty will teach those who argue for or endorse this temporal separation of church and state a thing or two about real separation!