Here’s a little reminder from One Nation Under God: How Corporate America Invented Christian America by Kevin Kruse. Kruse has a lot to say in his book but the bottom line, as this excerpt presents, is that the United States was not founded on Christian values and the religious movement was created by commercialism and business during the 1950s. We should credit the United States Chamber of Commerce more for the inclusion of any mention of God in our rituals or on our currency than any mythological adherence to ancient rituals and fictional writings.
Bottom Line: the fundamental tenants of right-wing fundamentalists are fictions … lies, even.
You can read a longer excerpt at Salon.
Christian America is an invention: Big business, right-wing politics and the religious lie that still divides us
The idea of “one nation under God” is a modern one — and does not date back to the Founding Fathers