Re: If no seperation of church & state....
There is a major difference between freedom of religion and "freedom from" religion.
The former is what the founding fathers intended, so that no particular church would be favored over another. As already said, they had just come from a country in which the king called the religious tune and made sure the country fell into line, using military force where necessary.
In Europe, the church was calling the tune for the state; the Inquisition was one of the means used to make the people toe the line.
Freedom from religion is what Terry is addressing--a relatively recent development prompted by athiests who bring lawsuits against traditional values using twisted interpretations of the Constitution. Their intention is to squash freedom of expression and freedom to practice the Christian religion openly.
Last edited by BlackEagle; 11-11-2012 at 02:35 PM..