Just curious because I hear it all the time around where I am at. Even when they say "in god we trust" it could be anyone's "god". what are your thoughts?Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 3:04 PM on Jun. 14, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs
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Answer by Anonymous at 3:30 PM on Jun. 14, 2010
The Puritans were Christians who did not want to follow the established church of England. The were Christians who wanted to follow the teachings of Christ in their own way. Many principles and laws in the constitution are based on Christianity. It's freedom OF religion, not freedom FROM religion.
The majority of our founding Fathers had strong Christian beliefs. 54.7% were Episcopalian/Anglican, 18.6%, were Presbyterian, 16.8% were Congregationalists (protestant form of Christianity), 4.3% were Quaker, 3.7% were German/Dutch reformed, 3.1% Lutheran, 1.9% Catholic, 1.9% Huguenot (French Calvinist), 1.9% Unitarian, 1.2% Methodist, 0.6% Calvinist.
With the obvious majority of the founding fathers proclaiming Christian faith, there is no way for there to have not been Christian influences in our founding documents and laws.
Answer by AngelDawn7 at 3:30 PM on Jun. 14, 2010
Here is a link for my information for those interested.
Answer by AngelDawn7 at 3:31 PM on Jun. 14, 2010
Answer by WonderWoman1979 at 3:31 PM on Jun. 14, 2010
Many of the laws are based on Judaeo Christian laws, Along with Roman laws and was tweaked from the Roman form of Government.
Answer by oldermomof5 at 3:34 PM on Jun. 14, 2010