Originally Posted by nelamvr6
That specific phrase is not found in the constitution, but the constitution does prohibit the establishment of an official religion.
In the First Amendment we find:
The separation phrase was coined by Thomas Jefferson, one of the framers of the constitution, and the intent of the constitution's framers is clear, as it's spelled out in the first amendment.
No matter how much religious zealots would like to drag us back into ignorance, we will not have an official religion,and there WILL be a wall of separation between church and state.
Don't even bother.
Convincing the zealots that the Christian founders understood that no religion should be forced upon its citizens by the State, is like trying to convince the crippled that Benny Hinn can't really heal them.
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Last edited by eracer; 09-13-2011 at 07:44..