October 13, 2004
Only Public facilities, such as fountains, are considered separate from religion here. And the definition of public facilities is so narrow, that only some fountains really meet the definition. The result is to give religion so much authority that the priests virtually rule the country. I had not realized how important this division was until I visited this country. The rule of law is subject to the interpretation of a thousand priests, similar to our country, but the difference is that each priest is executor, lawmaker, and judge and jury. Absolute power is given to people whom are sometimes fanatics.