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Religious Separation Index (closed, will open again)

Postby Estado Novo Portugues » Sat Feb 19, 2022 12:08 am

Seeing as no index currently exists (that I know of) for quantifying separation of church and state, I thought I'd share my own. :)

While most early civilizations had some form of state religion or cult, and legislation was extensively influenced by religious dogma, today there's often a firm distinction between religious and secular authorities. In fact, separation of church and state is enshrined in the laws and constitutions of many nations IRL, such as the United States, France and Mexico, to name a few. However, even where such a separation exists, there's often a great deal of variation on the degree of separation, and how it's implemented in practice. As an example, while RL Russia and China are officially secular and recognize religious freedom on paper, certain religions are favored over others in practice—for Russia: Orthodox Christianity, and for China: atheism. So just how truly separate from religion, is a particular government? This is where the Religious Separation Index (RSI) comes in.

What this index is

The RSI measures the balance of autonomy between a nation's religious and secular authorities. The logic is that, in a state with perfect religious separation, both the church and the government would enjoy full autonomy in their respective domains, with neither exerting control over the other. On the other hand, should either side violate the other's independence, such as a church that dictates government policy or vice-versa, then both sides are tangled together, thus not being separate. This index is designed to measure that. In addition, there are two ends on the scale (positive and negative), to indicate which side the balance is tipped in favor of.

What this index isn't

This index should NOT be used to make assumptions about a nation's overall religiousness, religious freedom, or absolute power/influence. In fact, tech level should have no effect on the score.

How it's calculated

Each survey question will have two or three possible choices, with each choice giving positive, negative or zero points. The score is obtained by counting the number of positive and negative points, taking the difference, dividing by the total number of answered questions (skipped questions aren't counted in the denominator), and multiplying the result by 100.

Equation:
RSI = ((positive points - negative points) / total answers) * 100

What your score means

Your score will be a value from 0 to 100, either positive or negative. A high value in either direction means that religion and government are closely tied together, with one having a strong influence on the other. Specifically, a score of 100 means the state is completely controlled by the church (or doesn't exist separately altogether), and vice-versa for -100. A value close to zero means that religion and government have a high degree of independence from each other.

Notes

1) "Church" is used here in a generic way, to refer to any organized religious group, not just a church in the Christian sense.

2) If a question doesn't apply to your nation (say, if public education or marriage doesn't exist, as an example), you can skip it entirely, and it won't be counted in the denominator.

3) If no IC nation name is provided, your OOC nation name and pretitle will be used.

Changelog

19.02.2022 - Fixed typo in question 13 ("Civil marriages only" should be -1 points, not 0)
19.02.2022 - Added "Notes" section to clarify definitions
20.02.2022 - Added classifications for index ranges
20.02.2022 - Expanded number of questions from 15 to 25

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[b]Nation name (IC):[/b]

[b]1) Does religion exist in your nation?[/b]

[] Yes (0)
[] No (-2)

[b]2) Does a government, separate from any religion, exist in your nation?[/b]

[] Yes (0)
[] No (+2)

If you answered No for either of the above questions, stop here. Otherwise, proceed to the rest of the questions.

[b]3) Can religious leaders make laws?[/b]

[] Yes (+1)
[] Only for members of their religion (0)
[] No (-1)

[b]4) Can religious officials enforce laws?[/b]

[] Yes (+1)
[] Only for members of their religion (0)
[] No (-1)

[b]5) Can religious officials judge legal cases?[/b]

[] Yes (+1)
[] Only for members of their religion (0)
[] No (-1)

[b]6) Can religious officials grant pardons, absolutions, clemencies, etc. for crimes?[/b]

[] Yes (+1)
[] Only for members of their religion (0)
[] No (-1)

[b]7) Are religious clergy exempt from secular laws?[/b]

[] Yes (+1)
[] Only when performing official functions (0)
[] No (-1)

[b]8 ) What is the government's religious policy?[/b]

[] Theocratic (+1)
[] Secular (0)
[] State atheist (-1)

[b]9) What is the average citizen's stance on the idea of religion?[/b]

[] An important part of their cultural identity (+1)
[] A private matter that should be kept to yourself (0)
[] "Do you seriously believe in those fairytales?" (-1)

[b]10) What is the balance of power between religion and government?[/b]

[] The church is more powerful (+1)
[] Both have equal power (0)
[] The state is more powerful (-1)

[b]11) What is the relationship between religion and government?[/b]

[] The church dictates policy for the state (+1)
[] Both mind their own business without interference (0)
[] The state dictates policy for the church (-1)

[b]12) Does the government provide public funding for religion?[/b]

[] Yes (+1)
[] No (0)
[] No, in fact they must pay the government (-1)

[b]13) Do government officials have to receive a religious blessing to assume office?[/b]

[] Yes (+1)
[] No (0)
[] No, in fact religious clergy must be approved by the secular government (-1)

[b]14) Does religious education exist in your nation's schools?[/b]

[] Yes, and it's mandatory for everybody (+1)
[] Yes, but only in private or religious schools (0)
[] Yes, but it's optional (0)
[] No (-1)

[b]15) What marriages are legally recognized in your nation?[/b]

[] Religious marriages only (+1)
[] Religious and civil marriages (0)
[] Civil marriages only (-1)

[b]16) Who is responsible for regulating/censoring the media (books, newspapers, radio, TV, etc.)?[/b]

[] The church (+1)
[] The church and the state (0)
[] The state (-1)

[b]17) Who is responsible for providing public services (roads, water, electricity, etc.)?[/b]

[] The church (+1)
[] The church and the state (0)
[] The state (-1)

[b]18 ) Who is responsible for providing public education?[/b]

[] The church (+1)
[] The church and the state (0)
[] The state (-1)

[b]19) Who is responsible for providing public healthcare?[/b]

[] The church (+1)
[] The church and the state (0)
[] The state (-1)

[b]20) Who is responsible for providing public welfare?[/b]

[] The church (+1)
[] The church and the state (0)
[] The state (-1)

[b]21) Who is responsible for collecting taxes?[/b]

[] The church (+1)
[] The church and the state (0)
[] The state (-1)

[b]22) Who is responsible for the nation's prisons?[/b]

[] The church (+1)
[] The church and the state (0)
[] The state (-1)

[b]23) Who is responsible for the nation's military?[/b]

[] The church (+1)
[] The church and the state (0)
[] The state (-1)

[b]24) Who is responsible for the nation's intelligence services?[/b]

[] The church (+1)
[] The church and the state (0)
[] The state (-1)

[b]25) Who is responsible for the nation's foreign affairs and diplomacy?[/b]

[] The church (+1)
[] The church and the state (0)
[] The state (-1)



Nation name (IC): Holy Catholic State of Portugal

1) Does religion exist in your nation?

[x] Yes (0)
[] No (-2)

2) Does a government, separate from any religion, exist in your nation?

[x] Yes (0)
[] No (+2)

If you answered No for either of the above questions, stop here. Otherwise, proceed to the rest of the questions.

3) Can religious leaders make laws?

[x] Yes (+1)
[] Only for members of their religion (0)
[] No (-1)

4) Can religious officials enforce laws?

[x] Yes (+1)
[] Only for members of their religion (0)
[] No (-1)

5) Can religious officials judge legal cases?

[x] Yes (+1)
[] Only for members of their religion (0)
[] No (-1)

6) Can religious officials grant pardons, absolutions, clemencies, etc. for crimes?

[x] Yes (+1)
[] Only for members of their religion (0)
[] No (-1)

7) Are religious clergy exempt from secular laws?

[x] Yes (+1)
[] Only when performing official functions (0)
[] No (-1)

8) What is the government's religious policy?

[x] Theocratic (+1)
[] Secular (0)
[] State atheist (-1)

9) What is the average citizen's stance on the idea of religion?

[x] An important part of their cultural identity (+1)
[] A private matter that should be kept to yourself (0)
[] "Do you seriously believe in those fairytales?" (-1)

10) What is the balance of power between religion and government?

[x] The church is more powerful (+1)
[] Both have equal power (0)
[] The state is more powerful (-1)

11) What is the relationship between religion and government?

[x] The church dictates policy for the state (+1)
[] Both mind their own business without interference (0)
[] The state dictates policy for the church (-1)

12) Does the government provide public funding for religion?

[x] Yes (+1)
[] No (0)
[] No, in fact they must pay the government (-1)

13) Do government officials have to receive a religious blessing to assume office?

[x] Yes (+1)
[] No (0)
[] No, in fact religious clergy must be approved by the secular government (-1)

14) Does religious education exist in your nation's schools?

[x] Yes, and it's mandatory for everybody (+1)
[] Yes, but only in private or religious schools (0)
[] Yes, but it's optional (0)
[] No (-1)

15) What marriages are legally recognized in your nation?

[x] Religious marriages only (+1)
[] Religious and civil marriages (0)
[] Civil marriages only (-1)

16) Who is responsible for regulating/censoring the media (books, newspapers, radio, TV, etc.)?

[x] The church (+1)
[] The church and the state (0)
[] The state (-1)

17) Who is responsible for providing public services (roads, water, electricity, etc.)?

[] The church (+1)
[x] The church and the state (0)
[] The state (-1)

18) Who is responsible for providing public education?

[x] The church (+1)
[] The church and the state (0)
[] The state (-1)

19) Who is responsible for providing public healthcare?

[x] The church (+1)
[] The church and the state (0)
[] The state (-1)

20) Who is responsible for providing public welfare?

[x] The church (+1)
[] The church and the state (0)
[] The state (-1)

21) Who is responsible for collecting taxes?

[] The church (+1)
[x] The church and the state (0)
[] The state (-1)

22) Who is responsible for the nation's prisons?

[x] The church (+1)
[] The church and the state (0)
[] The state (-1)

23) Who is responsible for the nation's military?

[] The church (+1)
[x] The church and the state (0)
[] The state (-1)

24) Who is responsible for the nation's intelligence services?

[x] The church (+1)
[] The church and the state (0)
[] The state (-1)

25) Who is responsible for the nation's foreign affairs and diplomacy?

[x] The church (+1)
[] The church and the state (0)
[] The state (-1)
Last edited by Estado Novo Portugues on Fri Feb 25, 2022 11:42 pm, edited 6 times in total.
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Postby Estado Novo Portugues » Sat Feb 19, 2022 12:13 am

Nations

Theocratic (75.0 to 100.0)

Han Caliphate: 80.0
Holy Catholic State of Portugal: 80.0

Church Dominant (25.0 to 74.9)

Empire of Visegrad: 66.6
Holy Empire of Comoristaniat: 50.0
Theocracy of Judea Israelit: 46.7
Toxic Undercity of PhilTech: 46.7

True Secular (‒24.9 to 24.9)

Crossoveria: 20.0
Federal Republic of New Harbourland: 0.0
Transitional State of Zaambate Té Aháa: -6.7
Federal Republic of Brazil: -13.3
Locus Operandi of Blue Zion's Allied Nations: -13.3
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: -13.3
Commonwealth of Australia: -20.0
Empire of Hayran: -20.0
Westmonkwick: -20.0

State Dominant (‒25.0 to ‒74.9)

Imperium of Syagros: -26.7
North American Union: -26.7
Azteca Mexico: -33.3
Federal Republic of Countesia: -46.7
National Republic of Thermodolia: -46.7
Second Republic of New Andalusia: -46.7
Anatoliyanskiy: -53.3
Cheries: -53.3
United Peoples of Dexterra: -60.0
Uniocracy of Umbratellus: -73.3

State Atheist (‒75.0 to ‒100.0)
Last edited by Estado Novo Portugues on Sat Feb 19, 2022 9:14 pm, edited 9 times in total.
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Postby Pax Brasiliana » Sat Feb 19, 2022 4:04 am

Nation name (IC): Federal Republic of Brazil

Does religion exist in your nation?

[X] Yes (0)
[] No (-2)

Does a government, separate from any religion, exist in your nation?

[X] Yes (0)
[] No (+2)

If you answered No for either of the above questions, stop here. Otherwise, proceed to the rest of the questions.

1) Can religious leaders make laws?

[X] Yes (+1)
[] Only for members of their religion (0)
[] No (-1)

2) Can religious officials enforce laws?

[] Yes (+1)
[] Only for members of their religion (0)
[X] No (-1)

3) Can religious officials judge legal cases?

[] Yes (+1)
[] Only for members of their religion (0)
[X] No (-1)

4) Can religious officials grant pardons, absolutions, clemencies, etc. for crimes?

[] Yes (+1)
[] Only for members of their religion (0)
[X] No (-1)

5) Are religious clergy exempt from secular laws?

[] Yes (+1)
[] Only when performing official functions (0)
[X] No (-1)

6) What is the government's religious policy?

[] Theocratic (+1)
[X] Secular (0)
[] State atheist (-1)

7) What is the average citizen's stance on the idea of religion?

[X] An important part of their cultural identity (+1)
[] A private matter that should be kept to yourself (0)
[] "Do you seriously believe in those fairytales?" (-1)

8 ) What is the balance of power between religion and government?

[] The church is more powerful (+1)
[X] Both have equal power (0)
[] The state is more powerful (-1)

9) What is the relationship between religion and government?

[] The church dictates policy for the state (+1)
[X] Both mind their own business without interference (0)
[] The state dictates policy for the church (-1)

10) Does the government provide public funding for religion?

[] Yes (+1)
[X] No (0)
[] No, in fact they must pay the government (-1)

11) Does the government decide who may be a religious leader?

[] Yes (-1)
[X] No (0)
[] No, in fact all government leaders must be approved by the church (+1)

12) Does religious education exist in your nation's schools?

[] Yes, and it's mandatory for everybody (+1)
[X] Yes, but only in private or religious schools (0)
[] Yes, but it's optional (0)
[] No (-1)

13) What marriages are legally recognized in your nation?

[] Religious marriages only (+1)
[X] Religious and civil marriages (0)
[] Civil marriages only (0)
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Countesia
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Postby Countesia » Sat Feb 19, 2022 4:36 am

Nation name (IC): The Federal Republic of Countesia

Does religion exist in your nation?

[x] Yes (0)
[] No (-2)

Does a government, separate from any religion, exist in your nation?

[x] Yes (0)
[] No (+2)

If you answered No for either of the above questions, stop here. Otherwise, proceed to the rest of the questions.

1) Can religious leaders make laws?

[] Yes (+1)
[] Only for members of their religion (0)
[x] No (-1)

2) Can religious officials enforce laws?

[] Yes (+1)
[] Only for members of their religion (0)
[x] No (-1)

3) Can religious officials judge legal cases?

[] Yes (+1)
[] Only for members of their religion (0)
[x] No (-1)

4) Can religious officials grant pardons, absolutions, clemencies, etc. for crimes?

[] Yes (+1)
[] Only for members of their religion (0)
[x] No (-1)

5) Are religious clergy exempt from secular laws?

[] Yes (+1)
[] Only when performing official functions (0)
[x] No (-1)

6) What is the government's religious policy?

[] Theocratic (+1)
[x] Secular (0)
[] State atheist (-1)

7) What is the average citizen's stance on the idea of religion?

[] An important part of their cultural identity (+1)
[x] A private matter that should be kept to yourself (0)
[] "Do you seriously believe in those fairytales?" (-1)

8 ) What is the balance of power between religion and government?

[] The church is more powerful (+1)
[] Both have equal power (0)
[x] The state is more powerful (-1)

9) What is the relationship between religion and government?

[] The church dictates policy for the state (+1)
[x] Both mind their own business without interference (0)
[] The state dictates policy for the church (-1)

10) Does the government provide public funding for religion?

[] Yes (+1)
[] No (0)
[x] No, in fact they must pay the government (-1)

11) Does the government decide who may be a religious leader?

[] Yes (-1)
[x] No (0)
[] No, in fact all government leaders must be approved by the church (+1)

12) Does religious education exist in your nation's schools?

[] Yes, and it's mandatory for everybody (+1)
[] Yes, but only in private or religious schools (0)
[x] Yes, but it's optional (0)
[] No (-1)

13) What marriages are legally recognized in your nation?

[] Religious marriages only (+1)
[x] Religious and civil marriages (0)
[] Civil marriages only (0)

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Postby Grande Germania » Sat Feb 19, 2022 4:51 am

Name of the nation (IC): Empire of Visegrad

Does religion exist in your country?

[x] Yes (0)
[] No (-2)

Is there a government, separate from any religion, in your nation?

[x] Yes (0)
[] No (+2)

If you answered No to any of the above questions, stop here. Otherwise, proceed with the rest of the questions.

1) Can religious leaders make laws?

[x] Yes (+1)
[] For members of their own religion only (0)
[] No (-1)

2) Can religious officials enforce laws?

[x] Yes (+1)
[] For members of their own religion only (0)
[] No (-1)

3) Can religious officials judge legal cases?

[x] Yes (+1)
[] For members of their own religion only (0)
[] No (-1)

4) Religious officials can grant pardons, acquittals, clemencies, etc. for crimes?

[] Yes (+1)
[] For members of their own religion only (0)
[x] No (-1)

5) Are religious clergy exempt from secular laws?

[x] Yes (+1)
[] Only when performing official functions (0)
[] No (-1)

6) What is the religious policy of the government?

[x] Theocrat (+1)
[] Secular (0)
[] Atheist state (-1)

7) What is the position of the average citizen on the idea of ​​religion?

[x] An important part of their cultural identity (+1)
[] A private matter to keep to yourself (0)
[] "Do you seriously believe in those fairy tales?" (-1)

8) What is the balance of power between religion and government?

[] The church is more powerful (+1)
[x] Both have the same power (0)
[] The state is more powerful (-1)

9) What is the relationship between religion and government?

[x] The Church dictates the policy for the state (+1)
[] Both go about their business without interference (0)
[] The State dictates the policy for the Church (-1)

10) Does the government provide public funding for religion?

[x] Yes (+1)
[] No (0)
[] No, in fact they have to pay the government (-1)

11) Does the government decide who can be a religious leader?

[] Yes (-1)
[] No (0)
[x] No, in fact all heads of government must be approved by the church (+1)

12) Is there religious education in the schools of your nation?

[x] Yes, and it is mandatory for everyone (+1)
[] Yes, but only in private or religious schools (0)
[] Yes, but it is optional (0)
[] No (-1)

13) What marriages are legally recognized in your country?

[x] Religious marriages only (+1)
[] Religious and civil weddings (0)
[] Civil marriages only (0)
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Comoristaniat
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Postby Comoristaniat » Sat Feb 19, 2022 6:58 am

Nation name (IC):Holy Empire of Comoristaniat

Does religion exist in your nation?

[X] Yes (0)
[] No (-2)

Does a government, separate from any religion, exist in your nation?

[X] Yes (0)
[] No (+2)

If you answered No for either of the above questions, stop here. Otherwise, proceed to the rest of the questions.

1) Can religious leaders make laws?

[X] Yes (+1)
[] Only for members of their religion (0)
[] No (-1)

2) Can religious officials enforce laws?

[X] Yes (+1)
[] Only for members of their religion (0)
[] No (-1)

3) Can religious officials judge legal cases?

[X] Yes (+1)
[] Only for members of their religion (0)
[] No (-1)

4) Can religious officials grant pardons, absolutions, clemencies, etc. for crimes?

[X] Yes (+1)
[] Only for members of their religion (0)
[] No (-1)

5) Are religious clergy exempt from secular laws?

[] Yes (+1)
[X] Only when performing official functions (0)
[] No (-1)

6) What is the government's religious policy?

[X] Theocratic (+1)
[] Secular (0)
[] State atheist (-1)

7) What is the average citizen's stance on the idea of religion?

[X] An important part of their cultural identity (+1)
[] A private matter that should be kept to yourself (0)
[] "Do you seriously believe in those fairytales?" (-1)

8 ) What is the balance of power between religion and government?

[] The church is more powerful (+1)
[X] Both have equal power (0)
[] The state is more powerful (-1)

9) What is the relationship between religion and government?

[] The church dictates policy for the state (+1)
[X] Both mind their own business without interference (0)
[] The state dictates policy for the church (-1)

10) Does the government provide public funding for religion?

[X] Yes (+1)
[] No (0)
[] No, in fact they must pay the government (-1)

11) Does the government decide who may be a religious leader?

[] Yes (-1)
[] No (0)
[] No, in fact all government leaders must be approved by the church (+1)

12) Does religious education exist in your nation's schools?

[] Yes, and it's mandatory for everybody (+1)
[X] Yes, but only in private or religious schools (0)
[] Yes, but it's optional (0)
[] No (-1)

13) What marriages are legally recognized in your nation?

[] Religious marriages only (+1)
[X] Religious and civil marriages (0)
[] Civil marriages only (0)
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Syndic Australia
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Founded: Sep 12, 2020
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Postby Syndic Australia » Sat Feb 19, 2022 7:17 am

Nation name (IC): The Commonwealth of Australia

Does religion exist in your nation?

[X] Yes (0)
[] No (-2)

Does a government, separate from any religion, exist in your nation?

[X] Yes (0)
[] No (+2)

If you answered No for either of the above questions, stop here. Otherwise, proceed to the rest of the questions.

1) Can religious leaders make laws?

[] Yes (+1)
[X] Only for members of their religion (0) Religious laws cannot conflict with government laws or constitutional rights.
[] No (-1)

2) Can religious officials enforce laws?

[] Yes (+1)
[X] Only for members of their religion (0) As above.
[] No (-1)

3) Can religious officials judge legal cases?

[] Yes (+1)
[X] Only for members of their religion (0) As above.
[] No (-1)

4) Can religious officials grant pardons, absolutions, clemencies, etc. for crimes?

[] Yes (+1)
[] Only for members of their religion (0)
[X] No (-1)

5) Are religious clergy exempt from secular laws?

[] Yes (+1)
[] Only when performing official functions (0)
[X] No (-1)

6) What is the government's religious policy?

[] Theocratic (+1)
[X] Secular (0)
[] State atheist (-1)

7) What is the average citizen's stance on the idea of religion?

[] An important part of their cultural identity (+1)
[X] A private matter that should be kept to yourself (0)
[] "Do you seriously believe in those fairytales?" (-1)

8 ) What is the balance of power between religion and government?

[] The church is more powerful (+1)
[] Both have equal power (0)
[X] The state is more powerful (-1)

9) What is the relationship between religion and government?

[] The church dictates policy for the state (+1)
[] Both mind their own business without interference (0)
[X] The state dictates policy for the church (-1)

10) Does the government provide public funding for religion?

[X] Yes (+1)
[] No (0)
[] No, in fact they must pay the government (-1)

11) Does the government decide who may be a religious leader?

[] Yes (-1)
[X] No (0)
[] No, in fact all government leaders must be approved by the church (+1)

12) Does religious education exist in your nation's schools?

[] Yes, and it's mandatory for everybody (+1)
[] Yes, but only in private or religious schools (0)
[X] Yes, but it's optional (0)
[] No (-1)

13) What marriages are legally recognized in your nation?

[] Religious marriages only (+1)
[X] Religious and civil marriages (0)
[] Civil marriages only (0)
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Lobzania
Bureaucrat
 
Posts: 58
Founded: Feb 17, 2022
Ex-Nation

Postby Lobzania » Sat Feb 19, 2022 7:20 am

Nation name (IC): Locus Operandi of Blue Zion's Allied Nations

Does religion exist in your nation?

[X] Yes (0)
[] No (-2)

Does a government, separate from any religion, exist in your nation?

[X] Yes (0)
[] No (+2)

If you answered No for either of the above questions, stop here. Otherwise, proceed to the rest of the questions.

1) Can religious leaders make laws?

[] Yes (+1)
[] Only for members of their religion (0)
[X] No (-1)

2) Can religious officials enforce laws?

[] Yes (+1)
[] Only for members of their religion (0)
[X] No (-1)

3) Can religious officials judge legal cases?

[X] Yes (+1)
[] Only for members of their religion (0)
[] No (-1)

4) Can religious officials grant pardons, absolutions, clemencies, etc. for crimes?

[X] Yes (+1)
[] Only for members of their religion (0)
[] No (-1)

5) Are religious clergy exempt from secular laws?

[] Yes (+1)
[] Only when performing official functions (0)
[X] No (-1)

6) What is the government's religious policy?

[] Theocratic (+1)
[X] Secular (0)
[] State atheist (-1)

7) What is the average citizen's stance on the idea of religion?

[] An important part of their cultural identity (+1)
[X] A private matter that should be kept to yourself (0)
[] "Do you seriously believe in those fairytales?" (-1)

8 ) What is the balance of power between religion and government?

[] The church is more powerful (+1)
[] Both have equal power (0)
[X] The state is more powerful (-1)

9) What is the relationship between religion and government?

[] The church dictates policy for the state (+1)
[] Both mind their own business without interference (0)
[X] The state dictates policy for the church (-1)

10) Does the government provide public funding for religion?

[] Yes (+1)
[X] No (0)
[] No, in fact they must pay the government (-1)

11) Does the government decide who may be a religious leader?

[] Yes (-1)
[X] No (0)
[] No, in fact all government leaders must be approved by the church (+1)

12) Does religious education exist in your nation's schools?

[X] Yes, and it's mandatory for everybody (+1)
[] Yes, but only in private or religious schools (0)
[] Yes, but it's optional (0)
[] No (-1)

13) What marriages are legally recognized in your nation?

[] Religious marriages only (+1)
[X] Religious and civil marriages (0)
[] Civil marriages only (0)
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Westmonkwick
Chargé d'Affaires
 
Posts: 364
Founded: Feb 10, 2022
Moralistic Democracy

Postby Westmonkwick » Sat Feb 19, 2022 7:48 am

Nation name (IC):

Does religion exist in your nation?

[X] Yes (0)
[] No (-2)

Does a government, separate from any religion, exist in your nation?

[X] Yes (0)
[] No (+2)

If you answered No for either of the above questions, stop here. Otherwise, proceed to the rest of the questions.

1) Can religious leaders make laws?

[] Yes (+1)
[] Only for members of their religion (0)
[X] No (-1)

2) Can religious officials enforce laws?

[] Yes (+1)
[X] Only for members of their religion (0)
[] No (-1)

3) Can religious officials judge legal cases?

[] Yes (+1)
[X] Only for members of their religion (0)
[] No (-1)

4) Can religious officials grant pardons, absolutions, clemencies, etc. for crimes?

[] Yes (+1)
[X] Only for members of their religion (0)
[] No (-1)

5) Are religious clergy exempt from secular laws?

[] Yes (+1)
[] Only when performing official functions (0)
[X] No (-1)

6) What is the government's religious policy?

[] Theocratic (+1)
[X] Secular (0)
[] State atheist (-1)

7) What is the average citizen's stance on the idea of religion?

[] An important part of their cultural identity (+1)
[X] A private matter that should be kept to yourself (0)
[] "Do you seriously believe in those fairytales?" (-1)

8 ) What is the balance of power between religion and government?

[] The church is more powerful (+1)
[] Both have equal power (0)
[X] The state is more powerful (-1)

9) What is the relationship between religion and government?

[] The church dictates policy for the state (+1)
[X] Both mind their own business without interference (0)
[] The state dictates policy for the church (-1)

10) Does the government provide public funding for religion?

[] Yes (+1)
[X] No (0)
[] No, in fact they must pay the government (-1)

11) Does the government decide who may be a religious leader?

[] Yes (-1)
[X] No (0)
[] No, in fact all government leaders must be approved by the church (+1)

12) Does religious education exist in your nation's schools?

[] Yes, and it's mandatory for everybody (+1)
[] Yes, but only in private or religious schools (0)
[X] Yes, but it's optional (0)
[] No (-1)

13) What marriages are legally recognized in your nation?

[] Religious marriages only (+1)
[X] Religious and civil marriages (0)
[] Civil marriages only (0)
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The Turkmen Emirate
Diplomat
 
Posts: 660
Founded: Dec 20, 2021
Ex-Nation

Postby The Turkmen Emirate » Sat Feb 19, 2022 7:53 am

Nation name (IC):
The Han Caliphate


Does religion exist in your nation?

[X] Yes (0)
[] No (-2)

Does a government, separate from any religion, exist in your nation?

[X] Yes (0)
[] No (+2)

If you answered No for either of the above questions, stop here. Otherwise, proceed to the rest of the questions.

1) Can religious leaders make laws?

[X] Yes (+1)
[] Only for members of their religion (0)
[] No (-1)

2) Can religious officials enforce laws?

[D] Yes (+1)
[] Only for members of their religion (0)
[] No (-1)

3) Can religious officials judge legal cases?

[X] Yes (+1)
[] Only for members of their religion (0)
[] No (-1)

4) Can religious officials grant pardons, absolutions, clemencies, etc. for crimes?

[X] Yes (+1)
[] Only for members of their religion (0)
[] No (-1)

5) Are religious clergy exempt from secular laws?

[X] Yes (+1)
[] Only when performing official functions (0)
[] No (-1)


6) What is the government's religious policy?

[X] Theocratic (+1)
[] Secular (0)
[] State atheist (-1)

7) What is the average citizen's stance on the idea of religion?

[X] An important part of their cultural identity (+1)
[] A private matter that should be kept to yourself (0)
[] "Do you seriously believe in those fairytales?" (-1)

8 ) What is the balance of power between religion and government?

[X] The church is more powerful (+1)
[] Both have equal power (0)
[] The state is more powerful (-1)

9) What is the relationship between religion and government?

[X] The church dictates policy for the state (+1)
[] Both mind their own business without interference (0)
[] The state dictates policy for the church (-1)

10) Does the government provide public funding for religion?

[X] Yes (+1)
[] No (0)
[] No, in fact they must pay the government (-1)

11) Does the government decide who may be a religious leader?

[] Yes (-1)
[] No (0)
[X] No, in fact all government leaders must be approved by the church (+1)

12) Does religious education exist in your nation's schools?

[] Yes, and it's mandatory for everybody (+1)
[] Yes, but only in private or religious schools (0)
[X] Yes, but it's optional (0)
[] No (-1)

13) What marriages are legally recognized in your nation?

[X] Religious marriages only (+1)
[] Religious and civil marriages (0)
[] Civil marriages only (0)
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Umbratellus
Envoy
 
Posts: 310
Founded: Aug 22, 2021
Conservative Democracy

Postby Umbratellus » Sat Feb 19, 2022 7:56 am

Nation name (IC): The Uniocracy of Umbratellus

2) Does religion exist in your nation?

[x] Yes (0)
[] No (-2)

Yes, religion exists, though it has largely been relegated to the fringes of Umbratellan territory. Officially, religion and religious influence are suppressed by the state. Prior to the space age, this suppression took the form of very brutal and public persecution. Nowadays the the enforcement of state atheism is still prominent within Umbratellan core systems, but somewhat lax on the border systems. This has allowed a small religious minority to establish itself away from the most developed worlds.

2) Does a government, separate from any religion, exist in your nation?

[x] Yes (0)
[] No (+2)

Officially the government espouses State Atheism.

If you answered No for either of the above questions, stop here. Otherwise, proceed to the rest of the questions.

3) Can religious leaders make laws?

[] Yes (+1)
[] Only for members of their religion (0)
[x] No (-1)

As a Uniocracy (one can think of it as a hyper-advanced form of e-democracy) every citizen will help contribute to the laws and cultural norms. Whatever figures have declared themselves "religious leaders" have no special recognized powers or authority to influence civil law.

4) Can religious officials enforce laws?

[] Yes (+1)
[] Only for members of their religion (0)
[x] No (-1)

If an "official" becomes an enforcer, then yes. In their unrecognized capacity as a religious figure? Absolutely not.

5) Can religious officials judge legal cases?

[] Yes (+1)
[] Only for members of their religion (0)
[x] No (-1)

Umbratellus strictly uses a jury trial system, there are no "judges." Every case is tried by citizen volunteers.

6) Can religious officials grant pardons, absolutions, clemencies, etc. for crimes?

[] Yes (+1)
[] Only for members of their religion (0)
[x] No (-1)

No, only juries are able to decide what punishments or pardons are to be given out at the conclusion of a legal case.

7) Are religious clergy exempt from secular laws?

[] Yes (+1)
[] Only when performing official functions (0)
[x] No (-1)

Absolutely not.

8) What is the government's religious policy?

[] Theocratic (+1)
[] Secular (0)
[x] State atheist (-1)

During the early-unification period on Phaedra - the home planet of Umbratellus - the recently established one-world government outlawed religion and its practices. These laws remain to this day, though their level of enforcement may vary from world to world.

9) What is the average citizen's stance on the idea of religion?

[] An important part of their cultural identity (+1)
[] A private matter that should be kept to yourself (0)
[x] "Do you seriously believe in those fairytales?" (-1)

The super-majority of citizens within Umbratellus are secular materialists.

10 ) What is the balance of power between religion and government?

[] The church is more powerful (+1)
[] Both have equal power (0)
[x] The state is more powerful (-1)

Given the fringe status of the officially suppressed and highly fragmented religious communities, the state has significantly more power.

11) What is the relationship between religion and government?

[] The church dictates policy for the state (+1)
[] Both mind their own business without interference (0)
[x] The state dictates policy for the church (-1)

Religion is outlawed; ergo, the standing policy for the "church" is to cease to be.

12) Does the government provide public funding for religion?

[] Yes (+1)
[x] No (0)
[] No, in fact they must pay the government (-1)

No funding is given to religious groups for any function. Most religious groups are underground or self-segregated on frontier worlds, and so there is no regular method for the government to "tax" these groups.

13) Does the government decide who may be a religious leader?

[] Yes (-1)
[x] No (0)
[] No, in fact all government leaders must be approved by the church (+1)

14) Does religious education exist in your nation's schools?

[] Yes, and it's mandatory for everybody (+1)
[] Yes, but only in private or religious schools (0)
[] Yes, but it's optional (0)
[x] No (-1)

15) What marriages are legally recognized in your nation?

[] Religious marriages only (+1)
[] Religious and civil marriages (0)
[x] Civil marriages only (-1)

16) Who is responsible for regulating/censoring the media (books, newspapers, radio, TV, etc.)?

[] The church (+1)
[] The church and the state (0)
[x] The state (-1)

Officially, religious materials are outlawed except for purposes of academic studying. Religions hold absolutely no power over what is or isn't censored.

17) Who is responsible for providing public services (roads, water, electricity, etc.)?

[] The church (+1)
[] The church and the state (0)
[x] The state (-1)

18 ) Who is responsible for providing public education?

[] The church (+1)
[] The church and the state (0)
[x] The state (-1)

19) Who is responsible for providing public healthcare?

[] The church (+1)
[] The church and the state (0)
[x] The state (-1)

20) Who is responsible for providing public welfare?

[] The church (+1)
[] The church and the state (0)
[x] The state (-1)

21) Who is responsible for collecting taxes?

[] The church (+1)
[] The church and the state (0)
[x] The state (-1)

22) Who is responsible for the nation's prisons?

[] The church (+1)
[] The church and the state (0)
[x] The state (-1)

23) Who is responsible for the nation's military?

[] The church (+1)
[] The church and the state (0)
[x] The state (-1)

24) Who is responsible for the nation's intelligence services?

[] The church (+1)
[] The church and the state (0)
[x] The state (-1)

25) Who is responsible for the nation's foreign affairs and diplomacy?

[] The church (+1)
[] The church and the state (0)
[x] The state (-1)
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Great Britain eke Northern Ireland
Lobbyist
 
Posts: 23
Founded: Jan 31, 2022
Moralistic Democracy

The United Kingdom Religious Separation Index

Postby Great Britain eke Northern Ireland » Sat Feb 19, 2022 7:59 am

Nation name (IC):
    The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Does religion exist in your nation?

[X] Yes (0)
[] No (-2)

Does a government, separate from any religion, exist in your nation?

[X] Yes (0)
[] No (+2)

If you answered No for either of the above questions, stop here. Otherwise, proceed to the rest of the questions.

1) Can religious leaders make laws?

[] Yes (+1)
[] Only for members of their religion (0)
[X] No (-1)

2) Can religious officials enforce laws?

[] Yes (+1)
[] Only for members of their religion (0)
[X] No (-1)

3) Can religious officials judge legal cases?

[] Yes (+1)
[] Only for members of their religion (0)
[X] No (-1)

4) Can religious officials grant pardons, absolutions, clemencies, etc. for crimes?

[] Yes (+1)
[] Only for members of their religion (0)
[X] No (-1)

5) Are religious clergy exempt from secular laws?

[] Yes (+1)
[] Only when performing official functions (0)
[X] No (-1)

6) What is the government's religious policy?

[X] Theocratic (+1)
[] Secular (0)
[] State atheist (-1)

7) What is the average citizen's stance on the idea of religion?

[X] An important part of their cultural identity (+1)
[] A private matter that should be kept to yourself (0)
[] "Do you seriously believe in those fairytales?" (-1)

8 ) What is the balance of power between religion and government?

[] The church is more powerful (+1)
[] Both have equal power (0)
[X] The state is more powerful (-1)

9) What is the relationship between religion and government?

[] The church dictates policy for the state (+1)
[X] Both mind their own business without interference (0)
[] The state dictates policy for the church (-1)

10) Does the government provide public funding for religion?

[X] Yes (+1)
[] No (0)
[] No, in fact they must pay the government (-1)

11) Does the government decide who may be a religious leader?

[] Yes (-1)
[X] No (0)
[] No, in fact all government leaders must be approved by the church (+1)

12) Does religious education exist in your nation's schools?

[X] Yes, and it's mandatory for everybody (+1)
[] Yes, but only in private or religious schools (0)
[] Yes, but it's optional (0)
[] No (-1)

13) What marriages are legally recognized in your nation?

[] Religious marriages only (+1)
[X] Religious and civil marriages (0)
[] Civil marriages only (0)

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The Imagination Animals
Ambassador
 
Posts: 1124
Founded: Mar 27, 2020
Iron Fist Consumerists

Postby The Imagination Animals » Sat Feb 19, 2022 8:09 am

Nation name (IC): Crossoveria

Does religion exist in your nation?:

[*] Yes (0)
[] No (-2)

Does a government, separate from any religion, exist in your nation?

[*] Yes (0)
[] No (+2)

If you answered No for either of the above questions, stop here. Otherwise, proceed to the rest of the questions.

1) Can religious leaders make laws?

[] Yes (+1)
[*] Only for members of their religion (0)
[] No (-1)

2) Can religious officials enforce laws?

[] Yes (+1)
[*] Only for members of their religion (0)
[] No (-1)

3) Can religious officials judge legal cases?

[] Yes (+1)
[*] Only for members of their religion (0)
[] No (-1)

4) Can religious officials grant pardons, absolutions, clemencies, etc. for crimes?

[] Yes (+1)
[*] Only for members of their religion (0)
[] No (-1)

5) Are religious clergy exempt from secular laws?

[*] Yes (+1)
[] Only when performing official functions (0)
[] No (-1)

6) What is the government's religious policy?

[*] Theocratic (+1)
[] Secular (0)
[] State atheist (-1)

7) What is the average citizen's stance on the idea of religion?

[*] An important part of their cultural identity (+1)
[] A private matter that should be kept to yourself (0)
[] "Do you seriously believe in those fairytales?" (-1)

8 ) What is the balance of power between religion and government?

[] The church is more powerful (+1)
[] Both have equal power (0)
[*] The state is more powerful (-1)

9) What is the relationship between religion and government?

[] The church dictates policy for the state (+1)
[*] Both mind their own business without interference (0)
[] The state dictates policy for the church (-1)

10) Does the government provide public funding for religion?

[*] Yes (+1)
[] No (0)
[] No, in fact they must pay the government (-1)

11) Does the government decide who may be a religious leader?

[] Yes (-1)
[*] No (0)
[] No, in fact all government leaders must be approved by the church (+1)

12) Does religious education exist in your nation's schools?

[] Yes, and it's mandatory for everybody (+1)
[*] Yes, but only in private or religious schools (0)
[] Yes, but it's optional (0)
[] No (-1)

13) What marriages are legally recognized in your nation?

[] Religious marriages only (+1)
[*] Religious and civil marriages (0)
[] Civil marriages only (0)
Last edited by The Imagination Animals on Sat Feb 19, 2022 8:09 am, edited 1 time in total.
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PhilTech
Chargé d'Affaires
 
Posts: 434
Founded: Sep 29, 2020
Corporate Bordello

Postby PhilTech » Sat Feb 19, 2022 8:20 am

On my calculation, RSI = 46.67
Nation name (IC):The Toxic Undercity of PhilTech


Does religion exist in your nation?

[X] Yes (0)
[] No (-2)

Does a government, separate from any religion, exist in your nation?

[X] Yes (0)
[] No (+2)

If you answered No for either of the above questions, stop here. Otherwise, proceed to the rest of the questions.

1) Can religious leaders make laws?

[] Yes (+1)
[X] Only for members of their religion (0)
[] No (-1)

2) Can religious officials enforce laws?

[] Yes (+1)
[X] Only for members of their religion (0)
[] No (-1)

3) Can religious officials judge legal cases?

[] Yes (+1)
[X] Only for members of their religion (0)
[] No (-1)

4) Can religious officials grant pardons, absolutions, clemencies, etc. for crimes?

[] Yes (+1)
[X] Only for members of their religion (0)
[] No (-1)

5) Are religious clergy exempt from secular laws?

[X] Yes (+1)
[] Only when performing official functions (0)
[] No (-1)

6) What is the government's religious policy?

[X] Theocratic (+1)
[] Secular (0)
[] State atheist (-1)

7) What is the average citizen's stance on the idea of religion?

[X] An important part of their cultural identity (+1)
[] A private matter that should be kept to yourself (0)
[] "Do you seriously believe in those fairytales?" (-1)

8 ) What is the balance of power between religion and government?

[] The church is more powerful (+1)
[X] Both have equal power (0)
[] The state is more powerful (-1)

9) What is the relationship between religion and government?

[X] The church dictates policy for the state (+1)
[] Both mind their own business without interference (0)
[] The state dictates policy for the church (-1)

10) Does the government provide public funding for religion?

[X] Yes (+1)
[] No (0)
[] No, in fact they must pay the government (-1)

11) Does the government decide who may be a religious leader?

[] Yes (-1)
[] No (0)
[X] No, in fact all government leaders must be approved by the church (+1)

12) Does religious education exist in your nation's schools?

[X] Yes, and it's mandatory for everybody (+1)
[] Yes, but only in private or religious schools (0)
[] Yes, but it's optional (0)
[] No (-1)

13) What marriages are legally recognized in your nation?

[] Religious marriages only (+1)
[X] Religious and civil marriages (0)
[] Civil marriages only (0)
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AquilaJordyn
Envoy
 
Posts: 284
Founded: Nov 06, 2014
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby AquilaJordyn » Sat Feb 19, 2022 8:24 am

Nation name (IC): The Imperium of Syagros

Does religion exist in your nation?

[X] Yes (0)
[] No (-2)

Does a government, separate from any religion, exist in your nation?

[X] Yes (0)
[] No (+2)

If you answered No for either of the above questions, stop here. Otherwise, proceed to the rest of the questions.

1) Can religious leaders make laws?

[] Yes (+1)
[] Only for members of their religion (0)
[X] No (-1)

2) Can religious officials enforce laws?

[] Yes (+1)
[] Only for members of their religion (0)
[X] No (-1)

3) Can religious officials judge legal cases?

[] Yes (+1)
[] Only for members of their religion (0)
[X] No (-1)

4) Can religious officials grant pardons, absolutions, clemencies, etc. for crimes?

[] Yes (+1)
[] Only for members of their religion (0)
[X] No (-1)

5) Are religious clergy exempt from secular laws?

[] Yes (+1)
[] Only when performing official functions (0)
[X] No (-1)

6) What is the government's religious policy?

[] Theocratic (+1)
[X] Secular (0)
[] State atheist (-1)

7) What is the average citizen's stance on the idea of religion?

[X] An important part of their cultural identity (+1)
[] A private matter that should be kept to yourself (0)
[] "Do you seriously believe in those fairytales?" (-1)

8 ) What is the balance of power between religion and government?

[] The church is more powerful (+1)
[] Both have equal power (0)
[X] The state is more powerful (-1)

9) What is the relationship between religion and government?

[] The church dictates policy for the state (+1)
[X] Both mind their own business without interference (0)
[] The state dictates policy for the church (-1)

10) Does the government provide public funding for religion?

[X] Yes (+1)
[] No (0)
[] No, in fact they must pay the government (-1)

11) Does the government decide who may be a religious leader?

[] Yes (-1)
[X] No (0)
[] No, in fact all government leaders must be approved by the church (+1)

12) Does religious education exist in your nation's schools?

[] Yes, and it's mandatory for everybody (+1)
[X] Yes, but only in private or religious schools (0)
[] Yes, but it's optional (0)
[] No (-1)

13) What marriages are legally recognized in your nation?

[] Religious marriages only (+1)
[X] Religious and civil marriages (0)
[] Civil marriages only (0)
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Zaambate Te Ahaa
Attaché
 
Posts: 89
Founded: Feb 16, 2022
Father Knows Best State

Postby Zaambate Te Ahaa » Sat Feb 19, 2022 9:46 am

Nation name (IC): The Transitional State of Zaambate Té Aháa

Does religion exist in your nation?

[X] Yes (0)
[] No (-2)

Does a government, separate from any religion, exist in your nation?

[X] Yes (0)
[] No (+2)

If you answered No for either of the above questions, stop here. Otherwise, proceed to the rest of the questions.

1) Can religious leaders make laws?

[] Yes (+1)
[] Only for members of their religion (0)
[X] No (-1)

2) Can religious officials enforce laws?

[X] Yes (+1)
[] Only for members of their religion (0)
[] No (-1)

3) Can religious officials judge legal cases?

[] Yes (+1)
[] Only for members of their religion (0)
[X] No (-1)

4) Can religious officials grant pardons, absolutions, clemencies, etc. for crimes?

[] Yes (+1)
[] Only for members of their religion (0)
[X] No (-1)

5) Are religious clergy exempt from secular laws?

[] Yes (+1)
[] Only when performing official functions (0)
[X] No (-1)

6) What is the government's religious policy?

[X] Theocratic (+1)
[] Secular (0)
[] State atheist (-1)

7) What is the average citizen's stance on the idea of religion?

[X] An important part of their cultural identity (+1)
[] A private matter that should be kept to yourself (0)
[] "Do you seriously believe in those fairytales?" (-1)

8 ) What is the balance of power between religion and government?

[] The church is more powerful (+1)
[] Both have equal power (0)
[X] The state is more powerful (-1)

9) What is the relationship between religion and government?

[X] The church dictates policy for the state (+1)
[] Both mind their own business without interference (0)
[] The state dictates policy for the church (-1)

10) Does the government provide public funding for religion?

[X] Yes (+1)
[] No (0)
[] No, in fact they must pay the government (-1)

11) Does the government decide who may be a religious leader?

[X] Yes (-1)
[] No (0)
[] No, in fact all government leaders must be approved by the church (+1)

12) Does religious education exist in your nation's schools?

[] Yes, and it's mandatory for everybody (+1)
[] Yes, but only in private or religious schools (0)
[X] Yes, but it's optional (0)
[] No (-1)

13) What marriages are legally recognized in your nation?

[] Religious marriages only (+1)
[X] Religious and civil marriages (0)
[] Civil marriages only (0)

Final score: -7.69
Last edited by Zaambate Te Ahaa on Sat Feb 19, 2022 9:50 am, edited 1 time in total.

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Thermodolia
Khan of Spam
 
Posts: 72366
Founded: Oct 07, 2011
New York Times Democracy

Postby Thermodolia » Sat Feb 19, 2022 10:33 am

Nation name (IC): The National Republic of Thermodolia

Does religion exist in your nation?

[X] Yes (0)
[] No (-2)

Does a government, separate from any religion, exist in your nation?

[X] Yes (0)
[] No (+2)

If you answered No for either of the above questions, stop here. Otherwise, proceed to the rest of the questions.

1) Can religious leaders make laws?

[] Yes (+1)
[] Only for members of their religion (0)
[X] No (-1)

2) Can religious officials enforce laws?

[] Yes (+1)
[] Only for members of their religion (0)
[X] No (-1)

3) Can religious officials judge legal cases?

[] Yes (+1)
[] Only for members of their religion (0)
[X] No (-1)

4) Can religious officials grant pardons, absolutions, clemencies, etc. for crimes?

[] Yes (+1)
[] Only for members of their religion (0)
[X] No (-1)

5) Are religious clergy exempt from secular laws?

[] Yes (+1)
[] Only when performing official functions (0)
[X] No (-1)

6) What is the government's religious policy?

[] Theocratic (+1)
[X] Secular (0)
[] State atheist (-1)

7) What is the average citizen's stance on the idea of religion?

[] An important part of their cultural identity (+1)
[X] A private matter that should be kept to yourself (0)
[] "Do you seriously believe in those fairytales?" (-1)

8 ) What is the balance of power between religion and government?

[] The church is more powerful (+1)
[] Both have equal power (0)
[X] The state is more powerful (-1)

9) What is the relationship between religion and government?

[] The church dictates policy for the state (+1)
[X] Both mind their own business without interference (0)
[] The state dictates policy for the church (-1)

10) Does the government provide public funding for religion?

[] Yes (+1)
[X] No (0)
[] No, in fact they must pay the government (-1)

11) Does the government decide who may be a religious leader?

[] Yes (-1)
[X] No (0)
[] No, in fact all government leaders must be approved by the church (+1)

12) Does religious education exist in your nation's schools?

[] Yes, and it's mandatory for everybody (+1)
[X] Yes, but only in private or religious schools (0)
[] Yes, but it's optional (0)
[] No (-1)

13) What marriages are legally recognized in your nation?

[] Religious marriages only (+1)
[] Religious and civil marriages (0)
[X] Civil marriages only (0)
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Cheries
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Posts: 97
Founded: Oct 15, 2020
Liberal Democratic Socialists

Postby Cheries » Sat Feb 19, 2022 11:39 am

Nation name (IC):

Does religion exist in your nation?

[X] Yes (0)
[] No (-2)

Does a government, separate from any religion, exist in your nation?

[X] Yes (0)
[] No (+2)

If you answered No for either of the above questions, stop here. Otherwise, proceed to the rest of the questions.

1) Can religious leaders make laws?

[] Yes (+1)
[] Only for members of their religion (0)
[X] No (-1)

2) Can religious officials enforce laws?

[] Yes (+1)
[] Only for members of their religion (0)
[X] No (-1)

3) Can religious officials judge legal cases?

[] Yes (+1)
[] Only for members of their religion (0)
[X] No (-1)

4) Can religious officials grant pardons, absolutions, clemencies, etc. for crimes?

[] Yes (+1)
[] Only for members of their religion (0)
[X] No (-1)

5) Are religious clergy exempt from secular laws?

[] Yes (+1)
[] Only when performing official functions (0)
[X] No (-1)

6) What is the government's religious policy?

[] Theocratic (+1)
[X] Secular (0)
[] State atheist (-1)

7) What is the average citizen's stance on the idea of religion?

[] An important part of their cultural identity (+1)
[X] A private matter that should be kept to yourself (0)
[] "Do you seriously believe in those fairytales?" (-1)

8 ) What is the balance of power between religion and government?

[] The church is more powerful (+1)
[] Both have equal power (0)
[X] The state is more powerful (-1)

9) What is the relationship between religion and government?

[] The church dictates policy for the state (+1)
[X] Both mind their own business without interference (0)
[] The state dictates policy for the church (-1)

10) Does the government provide public funding for religion?

[] Yes (+1)
[X] No (0)
[] No, in fact they must pay the government (-1)

11) Does the government decide who may be a religious leader?

[] Yes (-1)
[X] No (0)
[] No, in fact all government leaders must be approved by the church (+1)

12) Does religious education exist in your nation's schools?

[] Yes, and it's mandatory for everybody (+1)
[] Yes, but only in private or religious schools (0)
[] Yes, but it's optional (0)
[X] No (-1)

13) What marriages are legally recognized in your nation?

[] Religious marriages only (+1)
[] Religious and civil marriages (0)
[X] Civil marriages only (0)
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HarYan
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Posts: 92
Founded: Jul 19, 2020
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby HarYan » Sat Feb 19, 2022 12:26 pm

Name of the nation (IC): Empire of Hayran

Does religion exist in your country?

[X] Yes (0)
[] No (-2)

Is there a government, separate from any religion, in your nation?

[X] Yes (0)
[] No (+2)

If you answered No to any of the above questions, stop here. Otherwise, proceed with the rest of the questions.

1) Can religious leaders make laws?

[] Yes (+1)
[X] For members of their own religion only (0)
[] No (-1)

2) Can religious officials enforce laws?

[] Yes (+1)
[] For members of their own religion only (0)
[X] No (-1)

3) Can religious officials judge legal cases?

[] Yes (+1)
[] For members of their own religion only (0)
[X] No (-1)

4) Religious officials can grant pardons, acquittals, clemencies, etc. for crimes?

[] Yes (+1)
[] For members of their own religion only (0)
[X] No (-1)

5) Are religious clergy exempt from secular laws?

[] Yes (+1)
[X] Only when performing official functions (0)
[] No (-1)

6) What is the religious policy of the government?

[] Theocrat (+1)
[X] Secular (0)
[] Atheist state (-1)

7) What is the position of the average citizen on the idea of ​​religion?

[] An important part of their cultural identity (+1)
[X] A private matter to keep to yourself (0)
[] "Do you seriously believe in those fairy tales?" (-1)

8 ) What is the balance of power between religion and government?

[] The church is more powerful (+1)
[] Both have the same power (0)
[X] The state is more powerful (-1)

9) What is the relationship between religion and government?

[] The Church dictates the policy for the state (+1)
[X] Both go about their business without interference (0)
[] The State dictates the policy for the Church (-1)

10) Does the government provide public funding for religion?

[X] Yes (+1)
[] No (0)
[] No, in fact they have to pay the government (-1)

11) Does the government decide who can be a religious leader?

[] Yes (-1)
[X] No (0)
[] No, in fact all heads of government must be approved by the church (+1)

12) Is there religious education in the schools of your nation?

[] Yes, and it is mandatory for everyone (+1)
[] Yes, but only in private or religious schools (0)
[X] Yes, but it is optional (0)
[] No (-1)

13) What marriages are legally recognized in your country?

[] Religious marriages only (+1)
[X] Religious and civil weddings (0)
[] Civil marriages only (0)

Total: -3.
Last edited by HarYan on Sat Feb 19, 2022 12:27 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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New Harbourland
Lobbyist
 
Posts: 14
Founded: Dec 10, 2021
Ex-Nation

Postby New Harbourland » Sat Feb 19, 2022 1:06 pm

Nation name (IC): Federal Republic of New Harbourland

Does religion exist in your nation?

[X] Yes (0)
[] No (-2)

Does a government, separate from any religion, exist in your nation?

[X] Yes (0)
[] No (+2)

If you answered No for either of the above questions, stop here. Otherwise, proceed to the rest of the questions.

1) Can religious leaders make laws?

[X] Yes (+1)
[] Only for members of their religion (0)
[] No (-1)

2) Can religious officials enforce laws?

[X] Yes (+1)
[] Only for members of their religion (0)
[] No (-1)

3) Can religious officials judge legal cases?

[X] Yes (+1)
[] Only for members of their religion (0)
[] No (-1)

4) Can religious officials grant pardons, absolutions, clemencies, etc. for crimes?

[] Yes (+1)
[] Only for members of their religion (0)
[X] No (-1)

5) Are religious clergy exempt from secular laws?

[] Yes (+1)
[] Only when performing official functions (0)
[X] No (-1)

6) What is the government's religious policy?

[] Theocratic (+1)
[X] Secular (0)
[] State atheist (-1)

7) What is the average citizen's stance on the idea of religion?

[X] An important part of their cultural identity (+1)
[] A private matter that should be kept to yourself (0)
[] "Do you seriously believe in those fairytales?" (-1)

8 ) What is the balance of power between religion and government?

[] The church is more powerful (+1)
[] Both have equal power (0)
[X] The state is more powerful (-1)

9) What is the relationship between religion and government?

[] The church dictates policy for the state (+1)
[X] Both mind their own business without interference (0)
[] The state dictates policy for the church (-1)

10) Does the government provide public funding for religion?

[] Yes (+1)
[] No (0)
[X] No, in fact they must pay the government (-1)

11) Does the government decide who may be a religious leader?

[] Yes (-1)
[X] No (0)
[] No, in fact all government leaders must be approved by the church (+1)

12) Does religious education exist in your nation's schools?

[] Yes, and it's mandatory for everybody (+1)
[] Yes, but only in private or religious schools (0)
[X] Yes, but it's optional (0)
[] No (-1)

13) What marriages are legally recognized in your nation?

[] Religious marriages only (+1)
[X] Religious and civil marriages (0)
[] Civil marriages only (-1)
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Dexterra
Ambassador
 
Posts: 1111
Founded: May 05, 2021
Civil Rights Lovefest

Postby Dexterra » Sat Feb 19, 2022 3:15 pm

Nation name (IC): the United Peoples of Dexterra

Does religion exist in your nation?

[] Yes (0)
[] No (-2)

Does a government, separate from any religion, exist in your nation?

[] Yes (0)
[] No (+2)

If you answered No for either of the above questions, stop here. Otherwise, proceed to the rest of the questions.

1) Can religious leaders make laws?

[] Yes (+1)
[] Only for members of their religion (0)
[] No (-1)

2) Can religious officials enforce laws?

[] Yes (+1)
[] Only for members of their religion (0)
[] No (-1)

3) Can religious officials judge legal cases?

[] Yes (+1)
[] Only for members of their religion (0)
[] No (-1)

4) Can religious officials grant pardons, absolutions, clemencies, etc. for crimes?

[] Yes (+1)
[] Only for members of their religion (0)
[] No (-1)

Note: the above four answers are the result of national bylaws which state religious officials and leaders must resign their positions if elected to secular leadership roles at any level

5) Are religious clergy exempt from secular laws?

[] Yes (+1)
[] Only when performing official functions (0)
[] No (-1)

6) What is the government's religious policy?

[] Theocratic (+1)
[] Secular (0)
[] State atheist (-1)

7) What is the average citizen's stance on the idea of religion?

[] An important part of their cultural identity (+1)
[] A private matter that should be kept to yourself (0)
[] "Do you seriously believe in those fairytales?" (-1)

8 ) What is the balance of power between religion and government?

[] The church is more powerful (+1)
[] Both have equal power (0)
[] The state is more powerful (-1)

9) What is the relationship between religion and government?

[] The church dictates policy for the state (+1)
[] Both mind their own business without interference (0)
[] The state dictates policy for the church (-1)

Note: the state only dictates church policy when church policy violates the law or presents an overt, measurable danger to the citizenry

10) Does the government provide public funding for religion?

[] Yes (+1)
[] No (0)
[] No, in fact they must pay the government (-1)

Note: they 'pay' the government by way of taxation

11) Does the government decide who may be a religious leader?

[] Yes (-1)
[] No (0)
[] No, in fact all government leaders must be approved by the church (+1)

Note: national law mandates that religious leadership eligibility requirements are the same as secular elected positions, such as age and prior experience

12) Does religious education exist in your nation's schools?

[] Yes, and it's mandatory for everybody (+1)
[] Yes, but only in private or religious schools (0)
[] Yes, but it's optional (0)
[] No (-1)

13) What marriages are legally recognized in your nation?

[] Religious marriages only (+1)
[] Religious and civil marriages (0)
[] Civil marriages only (-1)

Note: citizens are allowed to marry within and/or outside as many religions or non-religions as they wish
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Judea Israelit
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Posts: 21
Founded: Jan 30, 2022
Ex-Nation

Postby Judea Israelit » Sat Feb 19, 2022 4:05 pm

Nation name (IC): The Teocracy of Judea Israelit

Does religion exist in your nation?

[X]Yes (0)
[] No (-2)

Does a government, separate from any religion, exist in your nation?

[] Yes (0)
[X] No (+2)

If you answered No for either of the above questions, stop here. Otherwise, proceed to the rest of the questions.

1) Can religious leaders make laws?

[X] Yes (+1)
[] Only for members of their religion (0)
[] No (-1)

2) Can religious officials enforce laws?

[X] Yes (+1)
[] Only for members of their religion (0)
[] No (-1)

3) Can religious officials judge legal cases?

[X] Yes (+1)
[] Only for members of their religion (0)
[] No (-1)

4) Can religious officials grant pardons, absolutions, clemencies, etc. for crimes?

[X] Yes (+1)
[] Only for members of their religion (0)
[] No (-1)

5) Are religious clergy exempt from secular laws?

[] Yes (+1)
[] Only when performing official functions (0)
[X] No (-1)

6) What is the government's religious policy?

[X]Theocratic (+1)
[] Secular (0)
[] State atheist (-1)

7) What is the average citizen's stance on the idea of religion?

[X] An important part of their cultural identity (+1)
[] A private matter that should be kept to yourself (0)
[] "Do you seriously believe in those fairytales?" (-1)

8 ) What is the balance of power between religion and government?

[X] The church is more powerful (+1)
[] Both have equal power (0)
[] The state is more powerful (-1)

9) What is the relationship between religion and government?

[X] The church dictates policy for the state (+1)
[] Both mind their own business without interference (0)
[] The state dictates policy for the church (-1)

10) Does the government provide public funding for religion?

[] Yes (+1)
[] No (0)
[X] No, in fact they must pay the government (-1)

11) Does the government decide who may be a religious leader?

[] Yes (-1)
[X] No (0)
[] No, in fact all government leaders must be approved by the church (+1)

12) Does religious education exist in your nation's schools?

[X] Yes, and it's mandatory for everybody (+1)
[] Yes, but only in private or religious schools (0)
[] Yes, but it's optional (0)
[] No (-1)

13) What marriages are legally recognized in your nation?

[] Religious marriages only (+1)
[X] Religious and civil marriages (0)
[] Civil marriages only (-1)

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New Audalusia
Bureaucrat
 
Posts: 43
Founded: Oct 11, 2021
Capitalist Paradise

Postby New Audalusia » Sat Feb 19, 2022 4:11 pm

Nation name (IC): Second Republic of New Andalusia

Does religion exist in your nation?

[x] Yes (0)
[] No (-2)

Does a government, separate from any religion, exist in your nation?

[x] Yes (0)
[] No (+2)

If you answered No for either of the above questions, stop here. Otherwise, proceed to the rest of the questions.

1) Can religious leaders make laws?

[] Yes (+1)
[] Only for members of their religion (0)
[x] No (-1)

2) Can religious officials enforce laws?

[] Yes (+1)
[] Only for members of their religion (0)
[x] No (-1)

3) Can religious officials judge legal cases?

[] Yes (+1)
[x] Only for members of their religion (0)
[] No (-1)

4) Can religious officials grant pardons, absolutions, clemencies, etc. for crimes?

[] Yes (+1)
[] Only for members of their religion (0)
[x] No (-1)

5) Are religious clergy exempt from secular laws?

[] Yes (+1)
[] Only when performing official functions (0)
[x] No (-1)

6) What is the government's religious policy?

[] Theocratic (+1)
[] Secular (0)
[x] State atheist (-1)

7) What is the average citizen's stance on the idea of religion?

[] An important part of their cultural identity (+1)
[x] A private matter that should be kept to yourself (0)
[] "Do you seriously believe in those fairytales?" (-1)

8 ) What is the balance of power between religion and government?

[] The church is more powerful (+1)
[] Both have equal power (0)
[x] The state is more powerful (-1)

9) What is the relationship between religion and government?

[] The church dictates policy for the state (+1)
[x] Both mind their own business without interference (0)
[] The state dictates policy for the church (-1)

10) Does the government provide public funding for religion?

[] Yes (+1)
[x] No (0)
[] No, in fact they must pay the government (-1)

11) Does the government decide who may be a religious leader?

[] Yes (-1)
[x] No (0)
[] No, in fact all government leaders must be approved by the church (+1)

12) Does religious education exist in your nation's schools?

[] Yes, and it's mandatory for everybody (+1)
[] Yes, but only in private or religious schools (0)
[] Yes, but it's optional (0)
[x] No (-1)

13) What marriages are legally recognized in your nation?

[] Religious marriages only (+1)
[x] Religious and civil marriages (0)
[] Civil marriages only (-1)
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Anatoliyanskiy
Diplomat
 
Posts: 553
Founded: Jan 19, 2020
Liberal Democratic Socialists

Postby Anatoliyanskiy » Sat Feb 19, 2022 4:13 pm

Nation name (IC):

Does religion exist in your nation?

[x] Yes (0)
[] No (-2)

Does a government, separate from any religion, exist in your nation?

[x] Yes (0)
[] No (+2)

If you answered No for either of the above questions, stop here. Otherwise, proceed to the rest of the questions.

1) Can religious leaders make laws?

[] Yes (+1)
[] Only for members of their religion (0)
[x] No (-1)

2) Can religious officials enforce laws?

[] Yes (+1)
[] Only for members of their religion (0)
[x] No (-1)

3) Can religious officials judge legal cases?

[] Yes (+1)
[] Only for members of their religion (0)
[x] No (-1)

4) Can religious officials grant pardons, absolutions, clemencies, etc. for crimes?

[] Yes (+1)
[] Only for members of their religion (0)
[x] No (-1)

5) Are religious clergy exempt from secular laws?

[] Yes (+1)
[] Only when performing official functions (0)
[x] No (-1)

6) What is the government's religious policy?

[] Theocratic (+1)
[x] Secular (0)
[] State atheist (-1)

7) What is the average citizen's stance on the idea of religion?

[] An important part of their cultural identity (+1)
[x] A private matter that should be kept to yourself (0)
[] "Do you seriously believe in those fairytales?" (-1)

8 ) What is the balance of power between religion and government?

[] The church is more powerful (+1)
[] Both have equal power (0)
[x] The state is more powerful (-1)

9) What is the relationship between religion and government?

[] The church dictates policy for the state (+1)
[x] Both mind their own business without interference (0)
[] The state dictates policy for the church (-1)

10) Does the government provide public funding for religion?

[] Yes (+1)
[] No (0)
[x] No, in fact they must pay the government (-1)

11) Does the government decide who may be a religious leader?

[] Yes (-1)
[x] No (0)
[] No, in fact all government leaders must be approved by the church (+1)

12) Does religious education exist in your nation's schools?

[] Yes, and it's mandatory for everybody (+1)
[] Yes, but only in private or religious schools (0)
[] Yes, but it's optional (0)
[x] No (-1)

13) What marriages are legally recognized in your nation?

[] Religious marriages only (+1)
[x] Religious and civil marriages (0)
[] Civil marriages only (-1)
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Envoy
 
Posts: 316
Founded: Nov 05, 2021
Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby -Azteca Mexico » Sat Feb 19, 2022 4:19 pm

Nation name (IC):

Does religion exist in your nation?

[X] Yes (0)
[] No (-2)

Does a government, separate from any religion, exist in your nation?

[X] Yes (0)
[] No (+2)

If you answered No for either of the above questions, stop here. Otherwise, proceed to the rest of the questions.

1) Can religious leaders make laws?

[] Yes (+1)
[] Only for members of their religion (0)
[X] No (-1)

2) Can religious officials enforce laws?

[] Yes (+1)
[] Only for members of their religion (0)
[X] No (-1)

3) Can religious officials judge legal cases?

[] Yes (+1)
[] Only for members of their religion (0)
[X] No (-1)

4) Can religious officials grant pardons, absolutions, clemencies, etc. for crimes?

[] Yes (+1)
[] Only for members of their religion (0)
[X] No (-1)

5) Are religious clergy exempt from secular laws?

[] Yes (+1)
[] Only when performing official functions (0)
[X] No (-1)

6) What is the government's religious policy?

[] Theocratic (+1)
[X] Secular (0)
[] State atheist (-1)

7) What is the average citizen's stance on the idea of religion?

[X] An important part of their cultural identity (+1)
[] A private matter that should be kept to yourself (0)
[] "Do you seriously believe in those fairytales?" (-1)

8 ) What is the balance of power between religion and government?

[] The church is more powerful (+1)
[] Both have equal power (0)
[X] The state is more powerful (-1)

9) What is the relationship between religion and government?

[] The church dictates policy for the state (+1)
[] Both mind their own business without interference (0)
[X] The state dictates policy for the church (-1)

10) Does the government provide public funding for religion?

[X] Yes (+1)
[] No (0)
[] No, in fact they must pay the government (-1)

11) Does the government decide who may be a religious leader?

[] Yes (-1)
[X] No (0)
[] No, in fact all government leaders must be approved by the church (+1)

12) Does religious education exist in your nation's schools?

[] Yes, and it's mandatory for everybody (+1)
[] Yes, but only in private or religious schools (0)
[X] Yes, but it's optional (0)
[] No (-1)

13) What marriages are legally recognized in your nation?

[] Religious marriages only (+1)
[X] Religious and civil marriages (0)
[] Civil marriages only (-1)
The United Mexican States of
Mexico
Mexico, but the Aztecs dominate North and Central America.
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