You all have heard of Godwin’s Law, right? A review:
As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches one.
Here is my new law, which we will call Cole’s Law:
In any given political discussion, if religion is mentioned, the probability of the discussion shifting to a flame war about religion and the Founding Fathers approaches one.
In general, the offending party is usually trying to vastly overstate the role of religion in the foundation of the country to prove that religious extremism should now be accepted. To counter, someone will quickly count the number of times “God” is mentioned in the Constitution. Tedious discussions of the Federalist papers, deists, democracy in Greece, and the Enlightenment quickly are offered up as ‘proof.’