The founding fathers never meant for religion to be banned from government like it is today. Remember, back in the day, there was only one church you could be a part of, the Church of England. That is why people came to America, to practice freedom of religion.
I have read enough US history books to know that congress honored religion and God during the Revolutionary War. There was one time where congress took a day off so that everyone could "pray for the cause." Also, the only time congress ever met on suday was for "emergency sessions." George Washington was a devout believer like almost all the Fouding Fathers. But todays high school text books totally leave out religion in our history.
I believe that freedom of religion meant that the government could not force you into one religion or the other. In my opinion, having the 10 commandments on courthouse property, praying at a high school graduation, or saying the predge of allegence does not force anyone into a religion. Go to Africa, Asia of the Middle East and you will really see freedom of religion at work...yes I am being a sarcastic SOB. This be a touchy issue for me.
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