Wow, that actually makes me feel kind of sad. Our country doesn't seem to be doing all that well lately.The forefathers, seriously tried to separate church and state, and create a secular government, many of them having fled religious persecution. But there are many instances of religion, within the government in symbolism and words. It was just impossible for religious people to remove all connotations of their beliefs from every aspect of federal development.
In the justice system they swear on the bible. We used to say the "Pledge of Allegiance" in school everyday. The Supreme Court Building had a frieze of Moses holding the Ten Commandments. The great Seal of the United States says, Annuit Coeptis, which translates roughly to “Providence favors our undertakings”. The whole Seal is basically a bunch of Latin and images favoring the divine.
In the Declaration of Independence it states "all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights". I'm not going to attempt to list every little religious reference within the whole system, but it was certainly a part of daily life thru most of our earlier growth.
Are you seriously that unaware of American history and the influences that religion, particularly Christianity had on our country? This whole current generation thinks we always worshiped commerce, war and materialism but it's simply not true. We were a nation of great ideas about fairness, equity, law and patriotic pride. We made the best products in the world at one time, and sought the highest endeavors and achievements that our imaginations could inspire. We won more medals at events than any other nation in the Olympics.
It's sad that you lumped yourself in with the younger and less informed on your historic opinions?