I'm noticing christians more often using the washington monument as proof that the founding fathers intended for the United States to be a 'christian country'. Even though the monument wasn't built until the mid-1800's. Supposedly the words 'laus deo' (praise be to god) are written at the top of the monument. I wonder if it's really up there to start with, and if it is, why? who? what for?
Thoughts? Ive tried google but I get tons of faith based (and biased) websites about it.