Where the preamble declares, that coercion is a departure from the plan of the holy author of our religion, an amendment was proposed by inserting "Jesus Christ," so that it would read "A departure from the plan of Jesus Christ, the holy author of our religion;" the insertion was rejected by the great majority, in proof that they meant to comprehend, within the mantle of its protection, the Jew and the Gentile, the Christian and Mohammedan, the Hindoo and Infidel of every denomination.<quoted text>
My opinion.....this country was founded and based on Christian
principles and values.
My opinion...we are a Christian country.
My opinion...its a great thing that we are a Christian country.
Thomas Jefferson, Autobiography, in reference to the Virginia Act for Religious Freedom.
we are a country of many religions. from the start up until now. for one religion to claim dominion is a deliberate attempt to diminish the constitutionally guaranteed rights provided in the religion clauses of the First Amendment. and usually by those who insist that in every other aspect the Constitution should be read as if every word should only be interpreted as written.
i respect your opinion on the subject, much as i respect any true believer of any religion, but as you gracefully point out, it is just an opinion.