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The Faiths of Our Fathers by Alf J. Mapp Jr.
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May 21, 2010

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We seem to be hearing more and more that the Constitution was developed on religious principles and that the drafters wanted religion well embedded in our government.

Read this and have the lie put that that thinking. There was a big range of religious practice among the drafters, with some being barely observant. What they had in common was a firm belief in the separation of church and state. While there were some religious references in the Constitution, the intent cannot be in doubt.

By the way, you get some information about some of the less celebrated founders.

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