From a student term paper:
Biblical scripture is not necessarily quoted in the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, Federalist Papers, etc… but there are MANY references to such in these documents.
No source cited for that claim, no examples given (not that it would be possible), nothing. It’s very tricky to respond to these types of things in papers without appearing to be attacking a student’s ideology or faith. Whether it works or not I don’t really know, but in these cases I point out that a) the claim is factually untrue, and b) it perverts Christianity by turning it into a temporal political movement of the type scriptures clearly say Jesus rejected.
But of all the errors I see in student papers, this is the one that bugs me most. The student has been lied to, and he’s been lied to by people claiming to be followers of Christ. That just bugs me, deeply.