Allow me to discuss what I do know about American history.
The original conquest of the New World by the Europeans was to find treasure, spices and a quick route to the Orient. As it is today, commerce is the director of government. The primary reason was not to spread Christianity in its various forms.
The original colonies, English, Swedish, Dutch, Spanish, French and Portuguese, were chartered for commerce. Not one charter spoke to the establishment of a religious colony. However, this does not prevent the Christian nation proponents from referring to the Massachusetts Bay Colony and the two Puritan settlements of Salem and Plymouth. What they seem to neglect is the third Massachusetts settlement of Ma-re, which was an Anglo-Saxon pagan settlement. Continue reading