Living History: Part I in a Series...
The Separation of Church and State
"They haven't given us much trouble since then."
(1594-1632), warrior king of Sweden during the
Thirty Years War,
recognized that the clergy must be kept subordinate to secular authority to
prevent them from establishing a religious tyrany.
This is the
Styr Bishops gun battery
-- the name means 'Control the Bishops', from the Swedish word
'styra' or 'steer' --
royal castle in Uppsala.
The emplacement may be overgrown now, with some of its guns dismounted, but
it's clear that the good king understood the proper balance of power between
Church and State.
Would that today's politicians, mullahs, and priests were as wise...