I am pretty sure that is what I meant when I said,The "Church & State" argument remains lame as hell: the Founders meant "Don't mandate a State Religion [Church Of England] and Leave The Religious Alone [stop persecuting the Puritans and Lutherans and others]".
I'm fairly sure they didn't mean ruining Christmas, Easter; tax-free Churches and even schools. Even if folks were not Religious, they knew what an Oath, Swearing-to, and A Mans Word was worth. Perhaps because they sensibly allowed dueling, and your Given Word was good - or you were not..
“I understand what you’re saying but we were founded more or less with the separation of Church and State as a basic principal to keep the government from taking over and regulating religion.”
The second part of my post reflects the fact that the Founders were mostly honorable men, some religious some not but they were not the devious and despicable kind of people that we have in our government today.