God is a despot. He doesn't believe in civil rights. See the bible. He said to obey Roman law, some of the most draconian in the history of the world. And he's the same god who went crazy and destroyed entire towns, women and children and cattle and all, because the men cocked their legs and "pisseth against the wall."<quoted text>
Chuck-I sure wish you knew Jefferson better than you let on. Who gave to you the correct meaning of what Jesus said? All of our civil rights are based on the laws God originally gave. You are familiar with them, aren't you?
Don't be such a little courtesan.
Civil rights were acquired by wresting them away from oppressive kings who claimed their power by "divine right." We got our civil rights by kicking King George out and choosing brilliant scholars as Founders who had read the political philosophies of Montesquieu, Locke, Voltaire, and Rousseau. Most of the Founders, as well as the above philosophers, were known by their dislike for religion, and Christianity in particular. That's the reason why our Constitution does not have the word 'god' in it anywhere and forbids a religious test as a condition of public office.