I have just returned from a trip to Philadelphia. Research for a novel dictated the venue. A Christian writers’ conference sweetened the trip. We stayed in a hotel in the old city at the corner of Fourth and Arch Streets. Virtually every historic destination was within easy walking distance – even for two senior citizens.
Philadelphia exemplifies the religious freedom and tolerance upon which our nation was founded. Within four blocks of our hotel we have two Quaker meeting houses, a synagogue and three different Protestant denominations. The Catholic basilica is a little further away.
I am always amazed at the claim that this nation was not founded upon Christian principles. Plenty of local evidence would support the notion that God, the God of the Judeo-Christian faiths, was the basis for our liberty. Evidence of scripture is everywhere if one but looks.
If you can get there, a trip would be most worthwhile.