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How many of you actually believe that "Our Nation Under God" proves that we are a Christian nation that it's part of our constitution?

If you believe this:

What is your education level?

Do you know what the constitution says?

Do you know when the pledge was written and what it originally said and when it was modified to included "One nation under God?

How about our money?

oh and ps:
If you do believe this, PLEASE go take a few history courses!!!!!!!!!

 
xxhazeldovexx

Asked by xxhazeldovexx at 2:32 AM on Oct. 2, 2010 in Religious Debate

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  • im not going to read all the responses b/c im sure they will piss me off and make me sad...so im just gonna say my peace (that is immersed in US History as fact) and call this one done...so i apologize if this is all repeat.

    first, the original pledge was written in 1892 by a Baptist minister and socialist for a popular children's magazine in honor of the 400th anniversary of Columbus' arrival. there was one change made in 1923 from "my flag" to "the flag of the US" to keep immigrants from confusing their native flag w/ the US flag. and it wasnt until 1942 that Congress made it the official pledge changing nothing.

    second, the "Under God" part of the pledge wasn't added till June 14, 1954 by President Eisenhower. the push to add it started in the late 40s and was largely supported b/c of the fear of Communism (which usually are Atheist states).

    cont...
    okmanders

    Answer by okmanders at 4:30 PM on Oct. 2, 2010

  • "because there are MANY things that show that our founding fathers did a lot to influence us into being a Christian nation, none of them being, "Our nation under God".


    I disagree. While some of the ff's were christian, they were VERY careful as to how they worded the Constitution so that this WOULDN'T be a christian run nation. That is the VERY thing they fled from.
    sahmamax2

    Answer by sahmamax2 at 10:58 AM on Oct. 2, 2010

  • ummm yeah ok...wow...Think you're getting a litte defensive before anyone even answered but, I think "God" is a general term in this situation because the U.S. was made to be a place where all religions, even Christianity, were supposed to be able to worship without persecution, however during the "great awakening" it became clear that during that time the Christian pilgrims, mainly quakers and Calvinists, ran the country pretty much. Anybody they considered to be a heretic or a "witch" were persecuted, which was totally against the idea behind the new country.
    BigfordBrat

    Answer by BigfordBrat at 7:21 AM on Oct. 2, 2010

  • hobbitswife, speaking as a heathen, I take great offense to your statements. You want to talk about crime, perhaps you should look at the prison statistics, and then you would see that compared to the general population there are far more Christians than Atheists committing crimes.

    You speak about pregnancy statistics, however it is the Christians pushing abstinence only education that has caused teen pregnancy rates to sore. Compare the US to other secular countries that actually teach safe sex practices, and you will see where the blame lies.

    It's people who choose to live in ignorance that are bringing this country down.
    my2.5boys

    Answer by my2.5boys at 10:06 AM on Oct. 2, 2010

  • "Now, are nation and its people, and especially the govn't hold none of those values. We've become a heathenish society and honestly its sad. For all of you who call it progress, PLEASE look back over the last century, at all the crime statistics, pregnancy stats, etc and see just how bad its gotten. There was time people were well mannered, they cared for each other, you could go to sleep at night and not have to worry about someone kicking in your door. You could turn on the tv and not see filth on every channel....not any more. "

    Excuse me!! You are blaming all of societies ills on the "heathens" of the world? It can't possibly be any of the christians? Is this what you are saying? I didn't realize christians were so perfect and never made mistakes. Perhaps you should look back a ways, see the way the world was when it was run by christians. Hmmm, lets see....witch trials, torture, wars.....yea that was waaaaay better.
    sahmamax2

    Answer by sahmamax2 at 10:54 AM on Oct. 2, 2010

  • Wow...just wow...and not in a good way...
    Soniam301

    Answer by Soniam301 at 2:39 AM on Oct. 2, 2010

  • Oh goodness... insulting people's intelligence is not a good way to prove a point... *smh*
    Kaelansmom

    Answer by Kaelansmom at 2:43 AM on Oct. 2, 2010

  • I will just say WOW and go on to the next.
    Mom.Since07

    Answer by Mom.Since07 at 2:53 AM on Oct. 2, 2010

  • but from history lessons people were percuted for their reglious beliefs in their homelands. Which is why they came to the new country....to establish a country with freedom to worship or NOT worship as one sees fit.


    i believe in a persons rights to worship God as they believe. OR NOT worship as well, correct?


     God has been taken out of our schools , people have tried to change the way we celebrate Christmas. Actually no he hasn't...as god should reside in your heart. If people had the power to eradicate god from anywhere, he wouldn't exist for you at all. Don't put so much power into other people's hands and minds, simply because they are choosing to show tolearance for all people of this country.


     

    sahmamax2

    Answer by sahmamax2 at 8:59 AM on Oct. 2, 2010

  • We were a Christian nation not because "they put it in the constitution" but because the men who founded this nation did so on Christian values so that people could worship the Lord without the fear of the government.


    Sorry, but what men are you referring to exactly? Thomas Jefferson? James Madison? Ben Franklin? Thomas Paine? All of which openly denied their belief in Christianity... So exactly which Founding fathers were you referring to?
    SabrinaMBowen

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 11:30 AM on Oct. 2, 2010

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