First Amendment

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof…”

Reads better when you insert the first definition of “religion.”

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of a set of beliefs concerning the cause, nature, and purpose of the universe, especially when considered as the creation of a superhuman agency or agencies, usually involving devotional and ritual observances, and often containing a moral code governing the conduct of human affairs, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof…

I think it should read…

“Congress shall make no law respecting the establishment of a code of morality, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof…”

I think it probably does have this meaning.

How many federal laws are based on some jackasses idea of morality?

Most state constitutions have a first amendment similar in effect.

How many state laws are based on some jackasses idea of morality?

Do you really think the founders were so shallow that the amendment only prevents the federal or state governments from telling you where or how to worship?

What if a government passed laws covering every moral imperative put forth by Christians (or any other religion)?

Would it not be a de facto Christian government even though the law makes no demands on where and how you worship?

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