Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Our religious founders?

A fine meditation from the Economist on the religious views of America's founding fathers.

It is really important to remember when thinking about this is that the founders were reacting to the sins, as it were, of an established church. Thus, their concerns were quite different than the culture war concerns that motivate the discussion today.

More broadly, the great thing about history is how well it upsets commonly held notions in the present.

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