The separation of church and state is the distance in the relationship between organized religion and the nation state. It’s the “rule” people cite over and over when it’s felt that too much supervision of one over the other is on the rise.
The wisdom of the separation of church and state makes sense to me so I was intrigued to see this archaic mystical interpretation of the idea: church is to be considered Nature whilst state is to be considered Nurture.
Ah, of course, the old Nurture versus Nature argument. The thing is I can argue that either one could be either one. How about you?
If State is Nurture—how we learn to be who we are versus how we are who we are inherently—what about State makes that so? State is the political structure of a place, no? Is Nurture a political structure? No, but it’s a social structure.
Perhaps the mystics mean that it’s society and finding our place in it that influences us?
Seeds XIV, 37