No Intent That America Was To Be A So-called Christian Nation

I’ve always enjoyed the opinions of Robert G. Ingersoll

 

The founders deliberately left out any acknowledgment of a deity as the source of governmental power. Ingersoll said of the founders:

They knew that to put God in the Constitution was to put man out.They knew that the recognition of a Deity would be seized upon by fanatics and zealots as a pretext for destroying the liberty of thought.

They knew the terrible history of the church too well to place in her keeping, or in the keeping of her God, the sacred rights of man.

They intended that all should have the right to worship, or not to worship; that our laws should make no distinction on account of creed.

They intended to found and frame a government for man, and for man alone.

They wished to preserve the individuality of all; to prevent the few from governing the many, and the many from persecuting and destroying the few”.

– Jacoby, Susan. The Great Agnostic.  Yale University Press. Kindle Edition.