Originally Posted by shpirate87
I have not claimed that the Declaration was meant to found a Christian or any other type of religious nation. My post was meant to address the obvious flaw in the notion that the Founders would reject the role of opinions or beliefs in government. They founded the nation on a belief.
FWIW, Jefferson never referred to himself as a deist. The only founder who did so regularly was Franklin.
That's because it was largely considered undesirable to be called a deist at the time. It wasn't a compliment. I know you didn't claim that the DOI favored any one religion, hence the last first and last sentences in my previous post.