The purpose of this activity is to: Debate the role of religion in Western society today. Examine the ways that religion can benefit and/or harm the realms of politics, education, and scientific research. Instructions: 1. Post a message under ONE of the three titles below. Elaborate on the topic you selected (under each title are questions to get you started) Religion in Politics (or Religion in Government) What should be the relationship between religion and a country’s government or political system? Can a country’s religious leaders also be its political leaders? Support your position. Religion in Public Schools What should be the relationship between religion and public school? To what extent should religion be taught in taxpayer-funded schools? Support your position. Religion and Science What should be the relationship between religion and scientific research? Should religious beliefs and principles factor into decisions about what to research and how this research ought to be done? Support your position.