America is not a secular dictatorship. However; its government is secular & was crafted that way & while I’m not an atheist, keeping religion off my sleeve, I find it best to delineate a little perspective, every so often.
Just because I insist on following the Constitution in the matter, doesn’t mean I have anything against religion; & I may not like a particular religion here or there, but that doesn’t mean I wish to restrict them. As long as they’re not foreign cultural influences that clash with our Western values.
I like & enjoy the traditions of our government & the inclusion of peripheral Christian prayers & references that reflect the time our nation was founded, which also mirrors a substantial number of the people today, who are governed under our American system.
It’ s not acceptable to quiz a prospective politician whether they believe in human evolution & it’ s not acceptable for a politician to govern or legislate using his religion, other than the moral values he might adhere to as a result of his faith. No one wants to be governed according to the tenets of someone else’s religion.
Our Founders had these concepts in mind, when creating our republic & one should think twice before disparaging phrases like, “freedom from religion”, because it’s this very essential separation that gives us religious freedom.
America is not a Soviet-style, oppressive, secular state & I don’ t wish to be subject to other religious sects. This is my delineation of what exists today in the US.