No where in the original constitution does it say "God", "Jesus Christ", "Bible", or "Christian". ...not once!
Yes, some or many of the founding fathers might have been Christian, but they intentionally kept it OUT of the political forming of this country. When Franklin requested that they start each meeting with prayer he was DENIED!
And yet, people have it in their heads that we're supposed to be a Christian nation.
ps. sorry for the rant. and i do not mean to offend anyone.
Asked by Anonymous at 1:18 AM on Apr. 25, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs
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Answer by Anonymous at 2:47 AM on Apr. 25, 2010
Silly Anon button! ----In 1954, Congress after a campaign by the Knights of Columbus, added the words, 'under God,' to the Pledge. The Pledge was now both a patriotic oath and a public prayer. ------ "In God We Trust" is a bit of a long story & started in late 1860s.... (info here http://www.ustreas.gov/education/fact-sheets/currency/in-god-we-trust.shtml)
Answer by MommaTasha1003 at 2:48 AM on Apr. 25, 2010
The founding fathers were Christian. God and prayer were a big part of our early nation. The Constitution wasn't written to eliminate religion from government but so government wouldn't sponsor any one religion. They didn't want a situation like Saudi Arabia or Iran were religion ruled the country.
Jefferson quoting from a Baptist minister Roger Williams "...the hedge or wall of separation between the garden of the church and the wilderness of the world, God hath ever broken down the wall." It's evident the primary intent of the phrase "wall of separation" was to protect the garden of the church from invasion by the state
Jefferson wanted the Church protected from the State
Answer by Anonymous at 6:23 AM on Apr. 25, 2010
The Superim Court under John Marshall always opened with prayer
The day the First Amendment was approved, Congress proposed a day of prayer to the Almighty God
Congress summited the Establishment Clause before the Bill of Rights was ratified by the states allowing for a paid Chaplin in the House and Senate
The First Congress instituted the practice of beginning each session with a prayer.
There are plenty of instances were prayer and region were part of the periphery of government. Founding fathers prayed together often. They did not want region taking over decisions of government and become the rule of law, and they wanted to protect religion from being run by the state. However they were not trying to eliminate region altogether from government there is no credible bases for that.
Answer by RyansMom001 at 6:32 AM on Apr. 25, 2010
Next question overall
When did Disney and Nickelodean(sp?) start making such dumb shows?