Are Americans a Chosen People?
Was George Washington a Christian? Some people deny this, saying he was a Deist. They add that if he often went to church on Sundays, this was not because of any genuine Christian belief. Rather, it was because he was a shrewd politician who understood that the American people, almost all of whom were Protestants, would be reluctant to accept non-Christian political leadership.
They also point out that his attendance at Sunday services was spotty at best, at least when he was at home. But it must be kept in mind that the back and forth ride from Mount Vernon to