Look at Obama trying to make some reforms to America's image around the world. Will it work? Is he just doing it to save America's image now that the magic-empire-on-the-hill has finally realized its gonna need the rest of the world if it is to survive? Who knows. Kudos to him anyway:
Obama in Turkey (link): "I've said before that one of the great strengths of the United States is –- although as I mentioned we have a very large Christian population -– we do not consider ourselves a Christian nation, or a Jewish nation or a Muslim nation. We consider ourselves a nation of citizens who are bound by ideals and a set of values."
Thomas Paine: "All national institutions of churches, whether Jewish, Christian, or Turkish, appear to me no other than human inventions set up to terrify and enslave mankind, and monopolize power and profit."