the US is really not a christist nation according to its constitution.
thanks to the likes of founding fathers like jefferson, who thought christism sucked big time and wanted to keep it away from the government at all costs.
in fact, the indian constitution is *far more* fraught with religion, as the foul clause 30 goes into dividing people by religion, and basically saying some people (ie. non-hindus) have more rights than hindus.
USA - What does the Constitution say about religion?
Thursday, 13 December 2007
source: WBIR.com 8 December, 2007
As America's finest continue shedding their blood in Iraq and Afghanistan, we do well to take stock of who we are and what we're up against. What we're up against is a fanatical cadre of theocrats bent on imposing their view of Theo on everybody else. At gunpoint.
America's so-called Godless Constitution, with its provisions separating church and state, has given us the strongest political and religious institutions on earth. Among developed nations, no one else believes and worships as much as we Americans. One can only marvel when today's pious pulpiteers clamor for federal dollars for their "faith-based initiatives" or complain that God has been kicked out of the public schools. Perhaps they were praying in school when they should have been studying their history.
Oliver "Buzz" Thomas is a minister, lawyer and author of 10 Things Your Minister Wants to Tell You (But Can't Because He Needs the Job). This commentary originally appeared in USA Today.