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Christian Nation

Russell Shorto, Author of ''Descartes' Bones: A Skeletal History of the Conflict Between Faith and Reason.'' recently wrote this lengthy article about the battle going on inside our education system. More or less the Christian Coalition gang is trying to god up our history and throw in some conservatism while they are at it. God does hate deficit spending after all.

He does a really good job and points out the irony of the southerners wanting to end the separations that once liberated them from state churches that discriminated against the now prevalent religions.

How Christian Were the Founders?

There was a religious element to the American Revolution, which was so pronounced that you could just as well view the event in religious as in political terms. Many of the founders, especially the Southerners, were rebelling simultaneously against state-church oppression and English rule. The Connecticut Baptists saw Jefferson -- an anti-Federalist who was bitterly opposed to the idea of establishment churches -- as a friend.

Of course history has to be rewritten to support their ideas and that is truly frightening The truth of the matter is not hard to find.

Little-Known U.S. Document Signed by President Adams Proclaims America's Government Is Secular

A few Christian fundamentalists attempt to convince us to return to the Christianity of early America, yet according to the historian, Robert T. Handy, "No more than 10 percent-- probably less-- of Americans in 1800 were members of congregations."

Perhaps the most essential part of a democracy is an informed public. The two main sources of information are education and the press.

Nothing is more concerning in our country than the constant attempts to undermine democracy.