Originally posted by Coconut
Why don't you work on Christmas and live in the year 4,602,178,355? Because the country was built on a Christian foundation. It's being chipped away slowly, so if that's what you want, just wait a bit.
I wonder how strong your analogy to a foundation really is. There is no doubt that many of the founders were xtian; however, many were not. Moreover, they were very deliberate about making sure that the necessary evil of government was kept away from religion and religion from government. This was challenged at times throughout in 19th century, but the seperationists always made sure the founders intentions were protected.
Again today we have those who naively wish to tear down that wall. Their eyes are clouded. For now their belief is the majority view. Their religion will be the one that dominates the public square. But once you have begun tearing down the wall, and the minority religions are all but silenced, xtianity will do as it always does: turn in upon itself. It will begin weeding out the True Christians TM. First, the JW's, SDA's, and LDS's. Then the Catholics. Maybe over time the ones who piously thought they were bringing the Truth to gov't will find that they've erected an anti-christ.
We are only as free as the smallest minority among us.