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the U.S founded on Christian principles?

I have read a lot of moms saying that the U.S. was founded on Christian principles. I am wondering what principles you are talking about. Specifically.

Not trying to start anything negative. I am really curious. And I am bored at work and there isn't too much on CM right now.

Thanks for your help.

 
jcsscfam5

Asked by jcsscfam5 at 10:29 PM on Oct. 26, 2008 in Religion & Beliefs

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Answers (34)
  • Sorry Jcss.. You probably won't find it. The founding fathers were not all Christian, so it wasn't based on Christian beliefs. Heck, even the pledge didn't say "Under God" until 1954... and "In God we Trust" was approved for the motto on coins in 1956. Since the founders were trying to escape religious persecution the last thing they wanted was to base a "New World" on religion.
    Serafyna

    Answer by Serafyna at 12:24 AM on Oct. 27, 2008

  • You already know my views on this one! LOL

    KristiS11384

    Answer by KristiS11384 at 10:34 PM on Oct. 26, 2008

  • Yes. And I appreciate them.
    jcsscfam5

    Answer by jcsscfam5 at 10:36 PM on Oct. 26, 2008

  • Hard to be specific, but throughout many of the historical documents, God is mentioned and asked to guide this country. I call that Christian when we ask for God's help. That is being taken out, and I fear for the course this country is on because of it.
    rhope4

    Answer by rhope4 at 10:37 PM on Oct. 26, 2008

  • What makes you think the God that is mentioned is the Christian God?
    KristiS11384

    Answer by KristiS11384 at 10:40 PM on Oct. 26, 2008

  • This country was not based on the Christian religion. Check out this website. http://freethought.mbdojo.com/foundingfathers.html
    SusieD250

    Answer by SusieD250 at 10:40 PM on Oct. 26, 2008

  • What historical documents? Just wondering.
    jcsscfam5

    Answer by jcsscfam5 at 10:42 PM on Oct. 26, 2008

  • The founding fathers knew what they were doing when they kept religion out of the Constitution. The founding fathers may have had made statements about god but they kept it out of the Constitution on purpose. Look where they came from
    pnwmom

    Answer by pnwmom at 10:43 PM on Oct. 26, 2008

  • Yeah...I may not specfically know Kristi's opinion on this one...but I'm guessing it is similar to mine.
    thalassa

    Answer by thalassa at 10:45 PM on Oct. 26, 2008

  • Yeah...I may not specfically know Kristi's opinion on this one...but I'm guessing it is similar to mine.


    Check the popular posts. LOL
    KristiS11384

    Answer by KristiS11384 at 10:48 PM on Oct. 26, 2008