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Did you notice that Jesus is not mentioned anywhere on the constitution, pledge of allegiance or even on the dollar bill?

I don't know why people think that this country is based on Christian values because there is no where in the constitution, the pledge of allegiance or even the dollar bill that mentions Jesus. Only God. So how do people assume that this is a Christian nation?


Asked by Anonymous at 8:58 PM on Oct. 1, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (26)
  • Probably because people assume that "God" always refers to the Christian God, even though it can apply to pretty much any religion and their God(s). A lot of people also make the assumption that the founding fathers were Christian, when they weren't. I think it's because of a lot of people being misinformed and making assumptions.

    Answer by Mrs.BAT at 11:05 PM on Oct. 1, 2010

  • OP, your poor education is showing. I would suggest you read the Congressional Records from June to September of 1789 BEFORE asking a question such as this. Education, the kind that isn't watered down by the public school system is a powerful thing.

    Geesh, doesn't anybody ever study real history anymore? Stop depending on what the textbooks teach and study the real records of what happened for the truth.


    Answer by yourspecialkid at 11:35 PM on Oct. 1, 2010

  • Our country's founders never intended this to be a Christ centered country but one where Jews, Muslims, atheists and agnostics would be free to pursue their right to worship freely. They recognized God as the creator and that the principles and freedoms that were stated were given by God not by any man. This allowed for all people to worship or not worship as they chose without threat of government intervention. Religion and politics had been so interwoven in England and France that "the church" and the government essentially conspired together to keep people enslaved to them. All they wanted here was the opportunity to live, work and worship without harassment, to prove themselves capable of accepting both the right and responsibility of the freedom "endowed by their Creator". So, yes they mention God but not Jesus.

    Answer by jessa1091 at 9:33 PM on Oct. 1, 2010

  • It has been "proven" that they weren't Christian? Which ones? They were Christians. We have been taught by the progressives they weren't, but when you read their writings, and letters, research their affiliations, you find they were Christians. Most were deacons in the church, started a church, and all were very faithful. This is the shame of our education system in the 20th century. The purging and watering down of history and a generation of people who believe the textbooks over the reality.

    Answer by jesse123456 at 10:52 PM on Oct. 1, 2010

  • Because God is the creator of the whole earth.... Jesus is His Son.

    Answer by Shaneagle777 at 9:42 PM on Oct. 1, 2010

  • It's not really about whether the founding fathers were Christian or not (some were, some weren't,) it more because the early settlers and immigrants to the colonies and US were escaping religious persecution. A large majority were protestants and lutherans determined to practice their faith as they please without the Catholic church interfering. Unfortunately, once they were firmly established here they began to do the same as the Church did back in Europe. This has trickled down over the years and watered down A LOT, but it still exists.

    So no, it does not say Jesus in the constitution and the founding fathers did NOT want to specify a religion when they agreed "in God we trust," but it's not the politicians that make a country - it's the people that live within it's borders.

    Answer by tayanna2 at 12:33 AM on Oct. 2, 2010

  • because for most of the US's life, the majority religion has been xtianity..or those who claim xtianity..whether they follow the tenets of said religion or not. a lot of people simply believe they are xtian because they believe in God. (and a lot of people believe those that believe in God are ain't always the case, mi amigo.)

    i don't refer to the US as a xtian nation..i'm just stating why the assumption is so. a lot of people are indeed misinformed..but arrogance doesn't have a religion.

    Answer by dullscissors at 9:04 PM on Oct. 1, 2010

  • because the majority of the people in america claim to be christians. that is why it is called a christian nation. at the time of the constitution, etc. there was a deliberate effort to keep religion out of politics since that was some of the struggle they had in england.


    Answer by princessbeth79 at 9:04 PM on Oct. 1, 2010

  • What? You're kidding right? Go, read some history books.

    Answer by jesse123456 at 10:28 PM on Oct. 1, 2010

  • To many people just assume and this is what gets them in trouble. That's all I am saying.

    Answer by itsallabtthem84 at 9:07 PM on Oct. 1, 2010