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Old 12-20-2012, 05:07 PM   #70
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Of course, in a show of x length, their thoughts do have to be edited down of necessity, but I think some concepts came through clearly, including that:
  • Religion played a complex role in the formation of our country, and of its government.
  • That the FFs did NOT want to create some sort of official, or even implied, "Christian Nation".
  • That the Constitution was most notable and distinctive by PROSCRIBING the role and powers of religion and religious institutions in our government, certainly not PRESCRIBING any sort of state religiousity. America was essentially distinguished by being the first explicitly non-religious government.
  • There was a very intentional "wall of separation" between government institutions and religious institutions and that the two should function separately and freely from one another.

It would be interesting to read more in depth the various contributor's/historian's thoughts and ideas.

Last edited by Rhumb; 12-20-2012 at 05:10 PM.
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