What is separation between church and state? Where do you draw the line? If there is this belief of separation of church and state, than why do most Americans believe this to be a Christian found country?
Separation of church and state is a political and legal doctrine that government and religious institutions be kept separate and independent from each other.
Apart from this legal doctrine that clearly states there is to be a separation between the two, then why, and how are some Americans still fixated on this idea that America is a Christian nation?
In the Constitution, it is written that “no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States." (Article 6, section 3) This was to ensure that no religion could claim itself “our nation’s religion”.
Even when writing the Constitution, most of our fore fathers didn’t even practice the Christian faith. Most were in fact Deist’s. For those of you who do not know what Deism is, it is the thought that the universe has a creator, but that he does not concern himself with the daily lives of humans, and does not directly communicate with humans.
Now if our nation was founded on the practice of Christianity, they weren’t very good Christians.
"For rebellion as is the sin of witchcraft." 1 Samuel, 15:23
1 Peter 2:13: "For the Lord's sake accept the authority of every human institution, whether of the emperor as supreme, or of governors, as sent by him to punish those who do wrong and to praise those who do right."
Paul wrote in Romans 13:1: "Let every person be subject to the governing authorities; for there is no authority except from God, and those authorities that exist have been instituted by God. Therefore whoever resists authority resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment."
According to the Christian belief, the Revolutionary War was a sin, and should not have happened. Nowhere in the Constitution does it mention religion, except in the exclusionary terms. “Jesus Christ, Christianity, God, Bible” are never mentioned in the Constitution.
If all of this is so very evident and available to the masses, then how is it so planted in American minds that we are a Christian nation. It’s not and it was never meant to be.