Now as a Christian myself, I know that this recent segment from Thom Hartmann may ruffle a few feathers in the realms of "America Was Founded as a Christian Nation" (incorrect as that is! the US is more of a Utopian Uranus-Neptune trine affair!) but what Thom says is true: our Founding Fathers set up America as the 'New Atlantis' via principles of The Enlightenment which were secular (based on reason, the Uranian half of the equation) and they 'invented' the goddess Columbia to watch over our nation--our 'totem goddess' we might say (see Capitol Building dome!).
Please allow Thom to explain if you haven't run across the following segment already:
Looks as if Columbia Wants You!
On similar topics, a probably related SO'W post of the previous persuasion: A New Atlantis, Williamsburg, and Our Secret Destiny.
And in case you missed it try Trump, Venus, a Pagan Egg, and the 2020 Election.
As you know, founders Thomas Jefferson and Thomas Paine are known to have been deists so What Is Deism?