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So, you call this a christian nation.

If that were in some warped version of reality true, what exactly would be the basis of your belief that our nations foundation were rooted in this particular religious text?

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ObbyDobbie

Asked by ObbyDobbie at 7:11 AM on Sep. 20, 2010 in Religious Debate

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  • Going to add on to your question - if it were a "Christian Nation", exactly which flavor of Christianity is everyone supposed to be following, since the majority of attacks on Christians come from other Christians?
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 7:36 AM on Sep. 20, 2010

  • @ NP~ I was politely trying not to go there! :P

    But you're right, there are so very, very, very many christian sects. It is always in question, even among believers, who is "factually" (according to their own scripture) correct in their beliefs.
    ObbyDobbie

    Comment by ObbyDobbie (original poster) at 7:41 AM on Sep. 20, 2010

  • This country was founded by Christians...protestants.It was obvious in the wording of the Constitution and other government writings from that time. The reason people came to settle in America in the first place was to be able to practice their religion, which was a branch of Christianity. They were protestants, "protesting" the corruption of the church of Rome. Plus, like (0% of Americans claim Christianity as their religion, no matter the denomination. The government can't tell you what to believe, we are a Christian nation because there are mostly Christian people here.
    momof3josephs

    Answer by momof3josephs at 7:43 AM on Sep. 20, 2010

  • @ NP~ I was politely trying not to go there! :P

    Oh cmon it was going to go there anyway :p The abuses done to Catholics and other denoms overt he past 200+ years have to tie into the defense of it being a "Christian Nation" if anyone is going to be honest about it.
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 7:48 AM on Sep. 20, 2010

  • While they did get many of our laws from Judeo Christianity, They also used the Roman form Government and tweaked it. They took the best from both. We also have freedom of religion along with freedom from religion. Now to answer the the post before me. The Church of Rome at this point was pretty weak. Most were trying to get away from the Church of England in which the the King was the head of. The only church you could go to was this Church. It was illegal to have any other form worship. It was especially illegal to be Catholic. So they were really running from a tyrannical government.

    oldermomof5

    Answer by oldermomof5 at 7:55 AM on Sep. 20, 2010

  • i'm not at liberty to say..i don't call it a xtian nation.
    dullscissors

    Answer by dullscissors at 7:58 AM on Sep. 20, 2010

  • momof3joseohs,

    First off, most of our founding fathers were Deists, not Christian. You should also think about your constitution argument there....

    The Constitution forms a secular document, and nowhere does it appeal to God, Christianity, Jesus, or any supreme being. The U.S. government derives from people (not God), as it clearly states in the preamble: "We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect Union...." The omission of God in the Constitution did not come out of forgetfulness, but rather out of the Founding Fathers purposeful intentions to keep government separate from religion.
    samurai_chica

    Answer by samurai_chica at 8:14 AM on Sep. 20, 2010

  • momof3josephs: just wanted to let you know you are not alone. But I am not arguing with ooby, its pointless. She obviously hates Christians. She wants her freedom of religion, but tries to refuse Christians the right to have theirs.
    mom2twobabes

    Answer by mom2twobabes at 8:17 AM on Sep. 20, 2010

  • She wants her freedom of religion, but tries to refuse Christians the right to have theirs.

    Who knew, Obby asking a question has the power to delete the 1st amendment?
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 8:24 AM on Sep. 20, 2010

  • I for one do not belong to this school of thought.... But, it's questions like this that illustrate how poorly educated we are in general about our own nation. In my opinion we we're founded as a nation to ensure freedom of religion (among other things).... but it seems there are so many that want to bind us into Christianity. If we don't know where we came from, I fear where we are going as a nation.

    Morgain

    Answer by Morgain at 8:36 AM on Sep. 20, 2010

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