From the prologue of a treaty between Jefferson's USofA and the "Barbary Pirates":
"As the Government of the United States of America is not in any sense founded on the Christian religion; as it has in itself no character of enmity against the laws, religion, or tranquillity, of Musselmen; and as the said States never have entered into any war or act of hostility against any Mehomitan nation, it is declared by the parties that no pretext arising from religious opinions shall ever produce an interruption of the harmony existing between the two countries."Now
Referencing the the blog, Archiving Early America, we find explicit rejection of the notion in the earliest diplomatic language of the new Nation:
(Many, misguided--or deliberately mendacious) "Christian fundamentalists attempt to convince us to return to the Christianity of early America, yet according to the historian, Robert T. Handy, "No more than 10 percent-- probably less-- of Americans in 1800 were members of congregations."Now, Just Shut The Fuck Up About It, Okay. Stay The Fuck Out Of My Face About Your Stupid, Barbarous, Bloode-drenched, Violent, Eliminationsit SUPER-FUCKING-STITIONS.
The Founding Fathers, also, rarely practiced Christian orthodoxy. Although they supported the free exercise of any religion, they understood the dangers of religion. Most of them believed in deism and attended Freemasonry lodges. According to John J. Robinson, "Freemasonry had been a powerful force for religious freedom." Freemasons took seriously the principle that men should worship according to their own conscience. Masonry welcomed anyone from any religion or non-religion, as long as they believed in a Supreme Being. Washington, Franklin, Hancock, Hamilton, Lafayette, and many others accepted Freemasonry.
The Constitution reflects our founders views of a secular government, protecting the freedom of any belief or unbelief. The historian, Robert Middlekauff, observed, "the idea that the Constitution expressed a moral view seems absurd. There were no genuine evangelicals in the Convention, and there were no heated declarations of Christian piety."
Yes, please. Go pray for my fucking soul. But leave me and my government the fuck alone, you moronic, cretinous, feculent, reeking, toxic dipshits! You gotta pray, pray. It can't hurt, I guess. But leave my Country, my Government, my Laws, my Courts, my schools the FUCK alone, you asswholes!
No, you're right. I ain't trying to make friends or mend fences. GET THE FUCK OFF MTY LAWN, you drooling freaks!