"Who does not see that the same authority which can establish Christianity, in exclusion of all other Religions, may establish with the same ease any particular sect of Christianity, in exclusion of all other sects."
-John Adams (1735-1826), Founding Father and second U.S. president. A Diest, like many of the Founding Fathers. Deists rejected organized religion and the divinity of Christ and held that reason is the path to knowledge, including knowledge of God.
I wish Christians that want to impose their religion on the government would realise that separation of church and state actually protects THEIR freedom to their religion as well as an atheists’ freedom from religion. If there was a national religion, there would be fights over which VERSION it should be. Sigh. -J!