Problem

Godless States

Other Names:
Constitution of states without reference to God
Claim:
Hence, by a new species of impiety, unheard of even among the heathen nations, states have been constituted without any count at all of God or of the order established by him; it has been given out that public authority neither derives its principles, nor its majesty, nor its power of governing from God, but rather from the multitude, which, thinking itself absolved from all divine sanction, bows only to such laws as it shall have made at its own will. The supernatural truths of faith having been assailed and cast out as though hostile to reason, the very Author and Redeemer of the human race has been slowly and little by little banished from the universities, the Iyceums and gymnasia--in a word, from every public institution. (Papal Encyclical, Quod Apostolici Muneris, 1878).
Reduced By:
Official religion
Problem Type:
J: Problems Under Consideration
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
Date of last update
17.05.1999 – 00:00 CEST