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OK figured out my topic.

So in all honesty looking for real reasons here. No jokes please. So why is it so many people believe this country is a Christian nation?

 
hot-mama86

Asked by hot-mama86 at 9:03 PM on Aug. 29, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Because the majority claim Christianity and they feel the need to show their dominance and their perceived superiority

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 9:44 PM on Aug. 29, 2010

  • Because the principles that our Founding Fathers used to draft the Constitution were based on ancient Anglo-Saxon laws AND the law of Moses. (And there is a theory that the early Anglo-Saxons were from the two lost tribes of Israel.) And then there is that phrase in the Declaration of Independence about all men being endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights.... All the Founding Fathers had a deep belief in God, so it stands to reason that this nation is founded upon Christianity. However, that does not necessarily mean that one MUST be a Christian to be a citizen. The Founders had differences in their own faiths, but they all believed in God.
    29again

    Answer by 29again at 9:50 PM on Aug. 29, 2010

  • According to Wikipedia, 76% of Americans identified themselves as Christian in 2008. They show data from many other years.

    You can pull half a dozen di.fferent polls/studies and get something close. I pulled 8 and didn't find anything less than 68% and they were all within the last 5 years.

    Beyond this, take a look around you!!! Go to the library and check out some books that weren't written in the last 20 years..you might learn something.

    My earliest ancestor arrived in Plymouth in 1727..he was a pastor and came here because of his faith...it seems he had a problem with the whole Church of England thing.
    yourspecialkid

    Answer by yourspecialkid at 10:12 PM on Aug. 29, 2010

  • Because no one really learns history.
    purpleducky

    Answer by purpleducky at 9:30 PM on Aug. 29, 2010

  • So because our founding fathers believed in a God this is a Christian nation?

    NO! The founding fathers were mostly deist by my research. So yes they believed in one God but it wasn't necessarily the Christian God. Plus they wanted to safeguard the principle that this nation was founded on of religious freedom.

    So because the majority of America is Christian this must be a Christian nation? So because America was founded to escape religious persecution this is a Christian nation?

    NO! America was founded on the principle of religious freedom. People came here so they would have the right to practice WHATEVER religion they wanted to without persecution.
    purpleducky

    Answer by purpleducky at 10:17 PM on Aug. 29, 2010

  • The first thing you learn in school is that we founded this country to escape religious persecution. They intended America to have the freedom of religion. There is no reason to call this a Christian nation. When you do that you are discounting everyone else's religion or non religion that live in America and love America. You cannot claim this country as your own it's everyone's country.

    mommom2000

    Answer by mommom2000 at 10:29 PM on Aug. 29, 2010

  • probably because our founding fathers came from england where they prodominatly practice christianity.
    anikahaynes1

    Answer by anikahaynes1 at 9:07 PM on Aug. 29, 2010

  • NO! The founding fathers were mostly deist by my research

    Do some real research on history rather than Athiest sites. Most where Christians, as can be proven by their own writings.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 10:51 PM on Aug. 29, 2010

  • NO! The founding fathers were mostly deist by my research. So yes they believed in one God but it wasn't necessarily the Christian God. Plus they wanted to safeguard the principle that this nation was founded on of religious freedom.
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    They were not "deist", they were Christian. Where are you getting your info? (I got mine from the National Center for Constitutional Studies. If you get the opportunity, go to the seminar, it will be well worth your time and money!) The religious freedom that they were wanting was the freedom that they would not be forced by the Federal Government to go to a particular church. Now, the states on the other hand, did have state-sponsored churches. AND the Founders wanted religion taught in the classroom! (the Northwest Ordinance of 1787) but they didn't want the government backing the creed or ritual of any particular church...
    29again

    Answer by 29again at 11:18 PM on Aug. 29, 2010

  • According to Wikipedia, 76% of Americans identified themselves as Christian in 2008. They show data from many other years.


    We are a mostly WHITE nation too...Does that make us a WHITE COUNTRY?


    There are more WOMEN than men , does that mean we are a FEMALE country?


    We are supposed to be a FREE COUNTRY....PERIOD

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 8:46 AM on Aug. 30, 2010

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