One thing I think we can all agree on is the fact that this great nation was founded by (mostly) Christian men. It is equally clear from reading the founding documents that there is no evidence that the founding fathers intended this to be a nation based on one religion. Rather, the intent (as I see it) was to establish a nation based on freedom. Just as we do not force people to become Christians, nor did the ff want to push their particular brand of Christianity on anyone. We would do well to remember that they (the ff) came from various forms of Christianity.
One question I have been wrestling with is this; If we are truly to believe that we are a christian nation, then why did the ff seem to go against Romans 13: 1-7 ?
" 1Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. 2Consequently, he who rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves. 3For rulers hold no terror for those who do right, but for those who do wrong. Do you want to be free from fear of the one in authority? Then do what is right and he will commend you. 4For he is God's servant to do you good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword for nothing. He is God's servant, an agent of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer. 5Therefore, it is necessary to submit to the authorities, not only because of possible punishment but also because of conscience. 6This is also why you pay taxes, for the authorities are God's servants, who give their full time to governing. 7Give everyone what you owe him: If you owe taxes, pay taxes; if revenue, then revenue; if respect, then respect; if honor, then honor."
After all wasn't the issue taxation without representation?