There wasn't any destruction at all. They simply disagree. I think O'Reilly had a great point in that since neither side is truly veritable, it's up to the individual to chose which he will follow.
But people really don't understand the whole church and state thing.
Then why do all the libs go nuts when a politician says "God" in a speech?
Because they believe it is an affront to those who do not believe in God (or at least the same God). A better term would be "my personal vision of God" or "my own belief in God" but then that screws with the eloquence of the speech (and people like GW don't need people messing with the eloquence of his speeches, they're bad enough already). They could always put little disclaimers up - "ALL REFERENCES TO DEITIES AND SUPERNATURAL/SPIRITUAL BEINGS OF ANY KIND REFLECT ON MY PERSONAL BELIEFS, NOT A DESIRE TO IMPOSE SAID BELIEFS ON THOSE TO WHOM I AM ADDRESSING" but that would look just plain ridiculous. Then again, McDonalds has to put warnings on its coffee cups that the coffee inside is hot, so what's ridiculous anymore?
But that's the whole point of The Declaration's "Creator". It's not religion because it doesn't refer to a specific God, but rather, it recognizes the existence of a being higher than gov't and it is this entity (not the government) that grants people their "inalienable rights" to "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness".
It's important because it establishes each individual as the sovereign who is given their rights by the Creator and loans them to the government. Not the European style where the government is the sovereign who loans the rights to the citizens but can take them away at any time.
Does the name Roger Williams mean anything to you?