Declaration, Constitution, Farewell Address and all American Founding Documents are Religious.
There is no compulsion to Faith. But there is a directive to understand the logic of it for a civilized people who are capable of self government must have virtue. Therefore fellow American should and must be judged based on the content of their character.
Jefferson's Bible was not about hostility to Christian Faith but rather distilling the teaching to pure logic. Ben Franklin had doubts to the divinity of Jesus but after studying all other philosophical systems concluded Jesus', was the best.
But the key to Reformation faith is not being correct or superior but in the purpose of service. As it is an Individualistic Faith/philosophy and this will not and cannot mix with collectivism, it is indeed hostile to Progressives.
Why are Progressive only irrationally or with hidden agenda wildly hostile only to Reformist Christianity? This is the simple answer.
Rather than challenge other Faiths to the core central tenants of America's Self Evident Truths that
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,
and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
The question for Americans of other Faiths; inclusive of some which consider themselves Christian, is how does their teaching address our assumed self evident truths as Americans. If the purpose of Faith is to be a better person of good service how could the same individual undermine the social experiment which most improved the human condition?
Godless poor Jon has no answers except men are hypocritical. Nor as we see with Glutton Gore do they really care as in a protean value system poor Jon attempt to sustain is there any reason for them to do so. Of course poor Jon only empowers people like this towards becoming our self aggrandizing and enriching elite.
The self absorbed children will always be with us. But the time of worrying about their childish emotions rather than addressing the clear poverty of their reason or really lack there of must be over.
I told you RLP that this clown would come back with this tyoe of reply. He is very predictable at avoiding the real question of why he can but others can't. You really need alot of help norris. For your predictability is quite apparent.