Pope Benedict XVI yesterday backed the display of crucifixes in public buildings, saying God should be present in public life.
"It is important that God is present in public life, with the sign of the cross, in homes and public buildings," the pontiff said
Am I the only one who thinks this should not happen?
Church and State should be kept totally seperate. If a person wishes to hang a crucifix in their home or place of worship that is fine but not in public buildings.
My own mother wouldn't have a crucifix in the house as she believes "If you wear a cross you bear a cross". She was even relecutant to buy me a Celtic cross for around my neck.
We need a secular state not a state that sympathises with one form of religion.