Darth Screamer wrote:You do know that it was his administration that started the purge of anything Christian being in the main stream.
Never mind certain Atheist founding fathers like Washington and John Adams, or Abraham Lincoln...
Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Franklin, and scores of others in the founding of the US Constitution were Deist, which meant they believed that a deity, or greater being, started the universe's to explain it's mere existence, but then state it didn't do squat afterwards, at least nothing noticable. Minor difference, but still no personal god, especially not that of Christianity, if you've ever read some of their quotes, especially Jefferson's.
Lincoln, however, is debated, as he references "God" in his speeches often, though whether he believed such, merely used it as a political tool, or was more a loose Christian spiritualist, as he never joined any church and hated to tie himself to such institutions, but still had a seemingly firm faith. Most go for the third option.
EDIT: As well, they didn't have to deal with Christian assertion because it didn't take hold of the government, ie. coinage, motto, etc., until the 1950's and the Macarthy Era.
As well, purging is a reactionary leftist movement, that basically calls for the exact opposite of the "Manger on federal soil," folks, which is equally distasteful. Everyone should display anything they want, provided it's on their property.
And Yul-Time decorations are fine with me. I still celebrate Christmas, though more the material 'love and joy represented by a generous flying fat man' aspect spread by the media. It's good to have an excuse to build fellowship in the US, provided technically nondenominational.