Is A Secular Government Always Eventually Hostile to Religion?
Inspired by Claire, swamped by deadlines and intrigued by Brian Watt's comments on the Modern Idolatry thread, I'd like to extend the argument. Leave aside the question of whether or not America's founders believed the Republic to be secular or not. Two questions arise:
- Is the US legislature, judiciary and executive -- taken in toto -- now "de facto" secularist?
- Corollary: See the title to this post.
Fascinating question, no?
Update Bonus Round Question: If yes, is it equally hostile to all religions or is it more hostile to some religions rather than others?