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>The United States was founded on religious grounds
No, No, NO. Some of the original settlers came to the Americas to be able to practice their religion freely, but the country itself WAS NOT FOUNDED on religious grounds. The ONLY mention of religion whatsoever in the main body of the Constitution itself is Article 6, section 3, which states:
>”no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States.”
which flies in the face of the notion that there were religious grounds for the founding; if that was the case, why would they go out of their way to ensure nonreligious people would have the same access to power?
Lets add a bit more fuel to the fire: Article 11 of the 1796 treaty with Tripoli, which was ratified by congress:
>”As the Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion; as it has in itself no character of enmity against the laws, religion, or tranquility, of Mussulmen [Muslims]; and as the said States never entered into any war or act of hostility against any Mahometan [Muslim] nation, it is declared by the parties that no pretext arising from religious opinions shall ever produce an interruption of the harmony existing between the two countries.”
Add to that, most of the founding fathers were Deists, not Christians. Ever hear of the [Jefferson Bible?](http://www.wikiwand.com/en/Jefferson_Bible) Even Lincoln was quoted as having said “The Bible is not my book, nor Christianity my profession.”
And a little bit of trivia for you on the “In God We Trust”: That wasn’t on the money until the 50’s. It was ONLY put there by a reactionary congress due to the menace of the atheistic nature of USSR.