But I should have the time to quickly point out an odd irony I found myself realizing when staring at a few coins. Basically, in spite of it being in our Constitution, our government has a fair amount of support behind antidisestablishmentarianism.
No, hear me out! Yes, it's a little bit of a stretch, which is why I called it an odd irony, but it exists. Think about something that most school children have to recite. I mean, I, personally, never once in my life, actually have recited it (was too young in Spirit Ridge, and too much a rebel in Dutch Hill--basically, the idea of saluting a flag seemed stupid, and in my adulthood, I continue that belief; governments exist to serve the people, not the other way around, so I refuse to pledge myself to the government as it is), but think about the lyrics to the Pledge of Allegiance:
One nation, under God.
This is something that, again. In virtually every public school. They tell people to recite. To pledge, effectively, underneath God, to serve. (Like I said, I'm against the idea. I believe in the American dream, not the American reality.)
But the real thing that got me thinking was our currency. It all says the same thing: In God We Trust.
It's probably in a bunch of other places, too. (I think it might be present in courts, too, where you swear under oath of God? Not entirely positive, but I think it is.) I know that traditional presidential inaugurations have had the president be sworn under oath of the bible, too.
So in spite of living in a country that allegedly separates church and state, there's a ton of stuff that ties the state to the church.
It's a stretch, though, because 'God' doesn't necessarily mean 'church', and vice-versa, butstill, all the same, it makes you think, right?