Over at the BuzzMachine , Jeff Jarvis blogged about some similarity between Christian and Muslim religious "fanatics". The article is Our American Taliban

While often a discussion on this topic degenerates into an apples and oranges comparison shouting match ("How could you possibly equate someone who wants to stop all non-married people living together to someone who cuts the hands off theives!!"), there is some truth in there somewhere. Our founding fathers fretted about the separation of church and state not because they thought the state shouldn't give any money to religion but because they didn't want the "clerics" making the decisions. God fearing men must run the secular government, but the governement does not do things because it is God's law.