Yes, I've said it like 100 times that our government is nonreligious. It HAS to be in order to have true freedom.<quoted text>Okay....so now you refer to our GOVERNMENT as not being secular, when in fact, it IS- just as the NATION is.
"A secular state is a concept of secularism, whereby a state or country purports to be officially neutral in matters of religion, supporting neither religion nor irreligion. A secular state also claims to treat all its citizens equally regardless of religion, and claims to avoid preferential treatment for a citizen from a particular religion/nonreligion over other religions/nonreligion. Secular states do not have a state religion or equivalent, although the absence of a state religion does not guarantee that a state is secular. A minority of secular, communist or dictatorial nations have historically enforced the extreme of the concept, state atheism, on their populations by way of religious censorship and persecution.
1 List of secular countries by continent
2 Former secular states
3 Ambiguous states
4 See also
****Secular states become secular either upon establishment of the state (e.g. United States of America or India) or upon secularization of the state******"
"Please note that conservative politicians frequently assert that the United States is a Christian nation, is founded on Christian principles and/or that the Founding Fathers were Christian men.
Actually, they werent. The Founding Fathers were primarily deists, Freemasons and Unitarians (contrasted with Trinitarians or Christians.) They came from a tradition where the King of England was also the titular head of the Church of England.
In the Constitution, Article 6, Section 3 states no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States. Its an affirmation that the head of our government isnt the head of any particular sect or religion.
Government and religion are separate. These were secular men writing a secular Constitution for a secular country."
Government & religion are separate, yes.
So it government & nation.