It has been demonstrated that often times something that derived from one specific request or statement, can often be reshaped and then utilized for a much broader more personal agendum. In order to illustrate my point, I use this rather rudimental example: For as long as I can remember whenever the name Humphrey Bogart was mentioned or the movie Casablanca the phrase “Play it again, Sam!” is always blurted out. Many people including film buffs and persons who have actually seen the movie always remark that this was a great Bogart quote. Allegadly, because it came during a pivitol time in the movie…However, “This is often believed to have been said by Bogart in Casablanca. In fact, he didn’t the closest Bogart came to the phrase was this: “You played it for her, you can play it for me…If she can stand it, I can. Play it!” Interestingly, Ingrid Bergman’s character comes closest when she says: “Play it, Sam.”(Movie encyclopedia). The same can be said for the quote “Elementary my dear, Waston” in reality Sherlock Homes never said it, this quote was rather found in a film review in the New York Times on October 19, 1929, afterwhich the phrase was trademarked and popularized. There are many examples where it can be proven that a misinterpretation had become a way of life, the question is when does this theory go from just innoucous film quotes to something more serious? One answer could be when it comes to matters of politics and law, particularly (as it applies to this article) the Seperation of Church and State (The Separation of Church and State is the distance in the relationship between organized religion and the nation state). Lately, the concept of the Seperation of Church and State has lead to the removal of the Ten Commandments displays in goverment buildings, no praying in schools, no more Merry Christmas (I wish they would just lower Christmas tree prices instead, but I digress) and even the suspension of a young man for a week for wearing a t-shirt that supported his religious beliefs. The question now becomes, does the Seperation of Church and State really mean what we have most recently interpretated as meaning?