Americans have abandoned God” is a very common refrain in some circles these days.

Well, we have government and churchianity as replacements.

But that is a very old refrain. It is probably excellent if there is one man in a thousand who has found God. You have to die and be born again. This is true of any path you take to get there. It is not unique to Christianity. But you can’t get political action out of that because God has a perfect religion for each of us. And everyone is different.

I wonder if our founders knew that and were thus very liberal (for the time or most any time) about religion. Tom Paine (or was it some one else?) was an atheist and Jefferson had his own thing going on,