It always seems that America is always under threat...
...from terrorism, communists and those damn secularists in the government who want to change "Merry Christmas" to "Happy Holidays" who want to remove the insignia "In God We Trust" in their money...
... and I don't quite understand what the fuzz is all about.
Every now and then I encounter well-meaning American (or Filipino-American) Christians who do good and want to do good, who freak out whenever they come face-to-face with the realization that their country is not (to their disappointment) a ‘Christian nation’
Personally, I’m quite comfortable with the secular nature of government.
The government is supposed to be a secular institution anyways since its in their constitution particularly in the Free Exercise Clause which is the accompanying clause with the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution which was adopted in 1791.
The clause reads: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof..."
I think in relation to this clause and your post the removal of religious articles should be seen on the lens of the government's accountability to the people where they should be impartial and should not be seen or identified as privileging a single particular religion.
I'm not against such sentiments from Christians in fact I fully understand and respect where they're coming from. I'm just quite curious why Christians in the United States are more pro-active in these sort of issues over issues that relate more to justice, equity, peace and sustainability which have more clear stipulations in Scripture?
Perhaps the question for these Christians is not really about where do we draw the line in the separation of church and state, but rather about something else entirely...