Seriouslyż I always thought that in the US, even though religious groups have a big impact/influence on society, the state itself is constitutionally pretty cleanly seperated from religion.
Supposed to be separated and are separated are two different things. There are far too many religious zealots in this country to really accept those who don't follow a zombie as their savior.
It's difficult to be an atheist in America. My girlfriends family holds much contempt towards me because of it as well