The phrase "separation of church and state" is not in the Constitution of the United States. "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion nor prohibiting the free exercise thereof." The founding fathers knew very well about the church of England and that the Puritan forefathers had come to America to flee religious persecution in England.
It is asinine for Skip Evans (letter, Sept. 28) to use an 1819 quote when discussing the Creator amendment in public schools. There were few if any public schools then. The majority of the schools not only taught about the Creator but taught the Holy Bible as well. This is like the Flat Earth Society using a quote from an eminent scientist or royal person from the 1400s to prove to people alive today that the Earth is flat!
The Bible teaches that God is Holy and cannot fellowship with sinful mankind who refuse the gift of salvation and the righteousness of Christ. It is impossible to be natural (as the government schools claim they are). To deny the Creator is to deny Jesus Christ. Those who do, will be eternally separated from God and spend eternity in the lake of fire.
Is a government school, which must not teach about the Creator, constitutional? Isn't this an establishment of religion (secular humanism) by Congress? Read the first and second Humanist Manifestoes and note carefully who signed them.
Chuck Tatum, North Augusta