When we look into the past we see that most of the societies our world has ever seen has been societies lead by religious figures or by the ruling religious faction of the region. When you look at the earliest people and cities. Anything from the Mediterraneans to the Chinese to the Indians. They were ALL ran by a authority figure, strongly related to church. (pushing the churches ideas). Some people think a notion for church and state to be ran closer would be a good thing. some disagree. Would you agree or disagree with this notion, what do you think would happen? would it work? It has in the past.
The difference in the world today would not allow it. At least not in the United States. We see immigrants coming into the country demanding multi-culturism, and we see just everyday ordinary Americans looking for equality. I think if the church and state were to move close in any ways at all, there would be riots in the streets. If a politician were to be elected and tried to tell people to act a certain way or to do a certain thing it would not be good. One particular group might benefit from this but of course others would feel left out.If a Buddhist wanted Americans to celebrate a certain holiday, would you feel excluded if you were catholic? Just a interesting thought about people! Why is it so different today, our planet has seen many different cultures, and lots of them have always been lead religiously, or by a religious figures, but why is equality so important now?