Would governments be better off being based on spiritual principles or based on secular values?
I am not at all religious but I can appreciate the track record religion has had in creating and maintaining the worlds largest and greatest civilizations. I am aware of the carnage that has been perpetrated by religious zealots but I am concerned about the vacuum created by purging the government of all religious belief, which seems to be the trend in western civilization. I believe some kind of moral authority must be established in any large country in order to maintain unity and avoid disintegration. I believe secular values are too diverse and place too much emphasis on individual rights to be able to maintain any kind of unifying authority necessary for the survival of a country. Specifically, I think we should actively incorporate spiritual values in the framework of our governments.