My intention was to separate myself from political discussion for a time and I still intend to do so. However the fact that many of the founding father's had deistic beliefs is simply historical fact. For example, Thomas Jefferson, primary author of the Declaration of Independence and the third president of the United States wrote a book entitled the Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth which is also popularly known as the Jefferson Bible. Jefferson rewrote the Gospels extracting all the miraculous events including Jesus's resurrection based on his belief in natural religion, i.e., deism. His book is readily available on Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble, etc. Jefferson did not believe in Jesus' divinity and even questioned the existence of God. He was however concerned about how his views would be regarded by the general public. Democracy itself was not a Christian concept but grew out of the Enlightenment which was a reaction to orthodox Christian beliefs. We cannot allow nationalism to obscure historical accuracy.