Who cares? The Declaration has no legal significance.To maintain that the faith of the nations founders had no bearing whatsoever on the Declaration of Independence is to deliberately skew American history."
The U.S. Constitution created the first secular government in history, arguably the best ever, too. One can only speculate about the relative degree of skepticism and supernaturalism in the Founders. But one thing is clear: they did not want religion in American government.
I wonder which part of Americanism the Christians think comes out of their bible? It's certainly not self-rule (democracy) or the rights of people. Nor is it egalitarianism nor due process. It's not decentralization of power. It's not the rule of law - Jehovah is above it. It isn't checks and balances nor transparency in government. It isn't church state separation. It's not even the census. The US Constitution calls for one, and Jehovah went apoplectic and killed 70,000 innocent Hebrews when David took a census:
According to Samuel, David took a census of the people. This excited the wrath of Jehovah, and as a punishment he allowed David to choose seven years of famine, a flight of three months from pursuing enemies, or three days of pestilence. David, having confidence in God, chose the three days of pestilence; and thereupon, God, the compassionate, on account of the sin of David, killed seventy thousand innocent men. Under the same circumstances, what would a devil have done?- Robert Green Ingersoll
That was a nice story.
Anyway, can any Christian tell me what part of the bible informs the US Constitution? It's not the two legislative houses or the Supreme Court. Jehovah is all of that. It's not the Bill of Rights. You have no rights with Jehovah, not even in heaven.
What then is from you? I say it's ALL from secular humanist thought - the heads of men like Locke and Montesquieu, and yes, the Founders themselves. That is painfully obvious. Your god has been completely excluded from the document and the government, and you want credit for what it accomplished. Nonsense. America's success has nothing to do with Christianity. Christianity divides it and makes it more stupid, and not even paying its fair share of taxes.
The only place your pernicious religion appears in the government now is where you have pierced the church-state wall, such as when you put your god on the currency, and stuck it into the Pledge.
You get zero credit for any American success.