According to reliable sources, the following exchange occurred yesterday in a 9th grade history classroom at a public high school somewhere in central Pennsylvania:
Disgruntled anti-religious student (angrily): Why do so many people in America have to quote the Bible all the time?
History Teacher (calmly): What do you think? And try to answer the question using history.
Disgruntled anti-religious student (angrily): I think it is probably because all the Founding Fathers were Christians and now we have to deal with the Christian nation that they created.
(At this point a hand shoots up in the back of the class. It is raised by the daughter of a certain Christian college history professor. Let’s call her “Christian Student”).
Christian Student: Um, the claim that the United States was founded as a Christian nation is highly debatable.
Teacher: Yes, it is debatable.
It is also rumored that the “Christian Student” is pictured on the left in this photo, taken earlier this year by a local newspaper reporter: