In God Some Trust

The Economist considers the role of religion in varying countries’ constitutions and what it implies. These comparisons often show that, “The ‘religiosity’ of a country’s basic law…generally tells you more about its political history than about the religious feelings of its present-day population.” Essentially, “a constitution says more about where a country is coming from—which bits of history it wants to celebrate, and which bits it wants to flee from or avoid—than about how the nation is now, or where it wants to go.” 

Read at The Economist

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