God has no role at all./s<quoted text>
if you understand history you will understand that what I say is true. Everything government sponsors from college educations to home mortgages grow bigger under government sponsorship.
The church state relationship dates back to pagan times. Speaking of Macedonia, do you realize that all the monarchs who came before Philip and Alexander lived in castles in that region. Do you know what the castle was? It was effectively both their residence and City Hall. Government archives were housed in those Castles as well as our archives relating to the state religion, which was obviously paganism at the time.
There is no question that the reason that we're Christian is because of Constantine and because the Christianity became the state religion of the Roman Empire spreading Westward. It did not spread East because the government did not adopt Christianity to the east.
And don't forget that in most nations outside of America the state religion gets a government stipend. Whenever government throw some money at something it grows and that's how Christianity grew, not to mention the fact that the church is considered a monarchy at itself and at various times in history it was the state, as in the Papal States.
Very little Christianity to the east and that's because there was very little Roman Empire to the east and what little there was of the Roman Empire was conquered by the Ottoman Empire.
You REALLY are a big-government guy, aren'tcha Bob?