Separation of church and state in Virginia, instead of weakening Christianity, as the conservatives of the Revolution had feared, really aided it in securing a power over men far greater than it had known in the past.
The union of church and state put the church under a political control... The church was thoroughly subordinated to the state.
The most popular argument in all these papers was the assertion ... that Christianity had grown and prospered in spite of the opposition of the State.
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