Seperation of church and state only means the state doesn't tell the church what to do. The "state" was founded on Christian principles and is to follow the will of the people. This is our whole problem, everyone has determined the opposite.[/QUOTE]
Actually, it was our most influential Founding Father, Thomas Jefferson who wrote about the importance of the seperation of Chruch from State. It was penned in a letter to the Danberry Baptist Chruch regarding that there be no state sponsored church. An it means that the chruch does not tell the state. Because there is no state sponsored chruch! Jefferson was a Diest in belief, a child of the Enlightenment. Also, consider that in Jefferson's Bible, he makes no reference to God. What he does discuss in his bible is the importsnce of the teachings of the Rabbi Jesus as a foundation for freedom. However, Jefferson does NOt recognize Jesus as a son of a god, therefore Jefferson was not a Christian.