James Parker, writes in the Atlantic on the Jefferson Bible, in which Thomas Jefferson carefully excised through razor blade, any references to Jesus’ supernatural deeds.
On a British magistrate in colonial India:
“Ronny approved of religion as long as it endorsed the National Anthem, but he objected when it attempted to influence his life.”
~ E.M. Forster, A Passage To India
It seems we find many Americans with this same mindset.