Talk:State (theology)

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Box about "primary sources"... not really?[edit]

As a very infrequent editor I'm not sure what the procedure is for putting up those boxes at the top of articles with warnings. However, I disagree with the assessment of the box that says that this article is using a religious text as a primary source. The References section at the bottom of the article explicitly says it was taken from an old encyclopedia, which is a secondary (or even tertiary) source. So, it's a rather specialist secondary source, I agree. And of course critical perspective is welcome. But I think the box should be removed. The article provides a helpful summary of an intricate concept in an interesting area of human thought. However, I agree that it can sound biased to a reader today, because it was written in 1913 and presumably aimed at a Catholic audience, so it could be re-phrased a bit to make the language more NPV. Megercliff (talk) 02:50, 2 February 2014 (UTC)