Yet in today's society we have so many laws now being legislated that take from religious dogma and applies it directly against our rights and freedoms as citizens of America. We are a secular society and that translates to this: "Secularism is the principle of the separation of government institutions and persons mandated to represent the state from religious institutions and religious dignitaries."-https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secularism. We have many religious zealots among us who would change the nature of our federal government from one of being a democracy and instead making it into a theocracy. Imagine or not an American society similar to those in the middle east where religious dogma and religious interpretations are held in the hands of a few to determine the rights and privileges of the many. Are we becoming that which relies on myth and superstition as our guiding principles for governance?
We have seen societies from our past and present attempt these religious societies and their anti science and anti intellectualism stances incoherently defy the logic of fact and reality. This is why our founders explicitly created our nation as free from religious intervention in making of our democracy. I on the other hand find that modernity and intellectualism is the path forward as it was naturally intended. The Bible and it's all too often elaborate machinations have no business being of any template to design a free and equal society.