Comment: Idolatry

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Then how do you explain you had to be a Christian to hold office or be a citizen? And these weren't by and large existing laws, but part of the new ones passed in the State Constitutions and like in 1776?

Beyond which, the *country* already existed before 1776, and in many places, mostly from religious settlements *specially* founded as Christian.

This is idolatry. It's not factually correct, but more to the point - even if the founders never intended it - and they certainly intended the government to be composed of Christians, it's idolatry. Because it is right that it be so.

There is no requirement that Christians govern with the lost. In fact, it is impossible.

If you are concerned with being forced to govern with Christians, that isn't how it works or how it is seen in churches either. You don't need to govern with us, you can form your own government just for yourselves - which will undoubtedly be filled with every sort of crime and vice.

And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.