Mr. Joseph Pulikkunel is ardent supporter of
seperation of state and religion. In my opinion,
religion do have a role to play in the Government,
at least they can help the government to fullfil
the duties. So, a total seperation of Church and
state is not a healthy trend. Western nations are
learning the consequences of this concept.
"President Carlo Azeglio Ciampi argued Monday that the cross is not
only a religious symbol but also a representation of Italian values.
His comments came after numerous Italian politicians and Roman
Catholic Church officials came out against a judge's ruling last week
that ordered crucifixes removed from a regional school. Italy is a
secular state, but a law from the 1920s says schools must display the
Today all kinds of symbolisms are allowed in schools, including wierd
tattoos etc. but Cross is not allowed! Is this seperation of Church
and State in the opinion of Shri Pulikkunnel?
Let us not blindly support an opinion just because the opinion
temporarily favors a faction.