(I took the header picture of a Common Loon resting on a pond in Utah on its way north in June of 2015. It was in transition from winter to summer plumage.)

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Monday, October 8, 2007

More church-state madness

Recently there's been a flurry of public discussion centered around the bogus idea that the USA was supposed to be a "Christian nation". The secular humanists at Talk to Action have put up a number of stories about it which I'll link here:

Michael Medved Yearns for the Good Old Days of 1817 (or better yet, 1620)
Rush Limbaugh's Historical Ignorance
United States Treaties with the Barbary States pt.1
pt.2 pt.3
Is America a Christian Nation?

Oh, how I wish more people would make the distinction between the necessity of religion for a healthy society or the desirability of a religious or even Christian society; and an explicitly "Christian" government.

1 comment:

derekstaff said...

Oh, the constant barrage of state religion drivel from the Right hurts my head!

Speaking of the topic, I'm personally very eager to read Head and Heart by Garry Wills and So Help Me God, by Forrest Church. They sound very enlightening on the early issues of Church and State in the U.S.