Outside of that, I also argue that our secularists are not just wrong to attempt this separation of faith and politics, but are also foolish. The plain fact of the matter is that our way of life is built upon a Judeo-Christian base. The fundamental concept that we, as individuals, are valuable and have endowed rights is a Judeo-Christian concept - cut our politics off from its wellsprings and it will dry up and die. At bottom, if you wish to live your life as an agnostic secularist, you desperately need the cooperation of believers who sustain the concepts which allow you to live as you do.
Mark, please quit with this smoke-and-mirrors that America will fall without your fundamentalist view of Judeo-Christian 'values.' We've been around for 232 years without a state religion and we've done fine, thank you very much. Let us remember that our ancestors originally came to this country to escape religious persecution from the Church.