Church and state should be made separate... Foolishness. Impossible. If anyone holds a religious belief honestly it should be apart of their lives. Beliefs are not something to compartmentalize. Our nation was founded on values, on beliefs. Our revolution was not the one that cried out to end beliefs. Instead, religious beliefs were encouraged. It was the French revolution that decided that religion should be no more, choosing instead to worship reason.
According to how the political system was first set up only the Federal Government was prohibited from establishing a religion. The states were allowed to be free and flexible. They could be what their people wanted to be. In America no one could escape the federal government because it was everywhere, but if they didn't like a state's rules they could move or change them. Religion for about 150 years was supported in many ways by the government. Even by our founding fathers. Are you saying that just because the supreme court decided to make a decision that was supported by slim evidence that that's how it was intended? If so, how can you explain the actions of the government both when our founding fathers were alive and after their passing for that 150 years? It's foolish to think that you can compartmentalize your life. Things blend together subconsciously and consciously. 200 years ago life without religion was almost considered unthinkable. It's only in our present day corrupt misplaced and forgotten image of the past that we see things differently.