Reader Rachel has been having discussions with a religious friend over the founding of our nation. In an email, she says she’s currently at an impasse:
The discussion now centers on our Founding Fathers’ intent concerning religion and the creation of our government. I’ve insisted over and over again that our country wasn’t founded on principles of Christianity (or any religion), but instead was founded as a free government for freedoms for all peoples.
However, I’m having many problems researching. I know I’ve found information on this site and others on your blogroll pertaining to my predicament, but I’m coming up blank on Google. Not even prayer is working.
What would be the best resources to point Rachel to? Books, websites, lectures, etc. would be helpful.
The first thought that came to my mind was Susan Jacoby‘s book Freethinkers: A History of American Secularism.
Are there better resources than that?