They decided upon the First Amendment on the faulty theory that the religious fanatics would remain confined to their tiny colonies. They couldn't envision the TV Evangelist.
Thursday, June 13, 2013
Thursday, June 13, 2013 3 comments
The framers of the Constitution considered having an 'official' religion as had been the practice under British rule. The reason for this was that their ancestors had lived through the English civil war over religion. That was why almost to a man they were 'deists' who 'believed' that God created the universe and abstained from that point on. Really they were atheists, they just wanted to avoid being burned at the stake for witchcraft.