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It's in the constitution, but except once, it's talked about in exclusionary terms (a man will not be judged by his God, things like that), rather than in support of God. And even that one time, it doesn't specify which God.
It seems to me that allot of people (especially people from other country's) think that U.S.= Christian. I dont think this is true. Though this country was founded by men who where predominately Christian their dream was to create a place where people could worship and practice whatever way they desired uninhibited and unoppressed by the restrictions of a controlling religion. Are their people who think this is not true?
Well. There's certainly a lot of Christians here, though I doubt that makes it a Christian country. Go down south though and people'll start to get arrogant and self-righteous. Or well, here in Mormontown, too, though at least they're nice about it.
The U.S.A. isn't a Christian nation. This was early stated in the terms of a treaty with Tripoli, drafted in 1796 under George Washington, and signed by John Adams in 1797: "As the government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion; as it has in itself no character of enmity against the laws, religion, or tranquility, of Musselmen; and as the said States never have entered into any war or act of hostility against any Mehomitan nation, it is declared by the parties that no pretext arising from religious opinions shall ever produce an interruption of the harmony existing between the two countries." And it is conventional to assume that the Founding Fathers were deist. No doubt, many of them were and it has been argued that the greatest of them could have been atheist. And their writings on religion leave us with no doubt that most of them would have been atheist. But no matter what their view were on religion, they were all secularists and that's what the U.S.A. was founded on, secularism. The Founding Fathers were secularist who believed in keeping religion out of politics. And if you're still saying that the Founding Fathers were Christian, then let me say that Thomas Jefferson, one of the greatest presidents in history was possibly an atheist.
i have already proved that this is a Christian country because the majority of the citizens are Christian. I have told you Christianity is in the constitution so that means that this country is a Christian country. Besides you should know that this is a Christian country with how much money the government has just given away. All in all this is a christian country. GIVING IS A HEAVENLY VIRTUE. LOOK UP "THE SEVEN HEAVENLY VIRTUES" AT WIKIPEDIA.ORG EINSTEIN................
Your definition of what makes a country Christian (that the majority of its inhabitants are Christian) is fine and dandy and you have TOLD me that Christianity is in the constitution but just because you TELL me something doesn't make it a fact. Where in the Constitution is Christianity mentioned?
I don't think there is anything wrong with giving, though I think it should be up to individuals to decide where and to whom they give their money to, not the government. I am proud that America is the most generous country in the world and am well aware of that fact. I don't understand why you are so upset I am just asking for you to prove to me where Christianity is mentioned in the Constitution.
Sadly, yes. The majority of the population is Christian, a large majority compared to western countries that have an official religion. Gods on our money, in our anthem, and needs to be on issue for every politician.
No, the founding fathers perspective was filtered through a Christian view of the world (which was all they knew) and the constitution does have the word God in it but it dose not have the word "Christian" in it.
Explain to me how the constitution is based on the "teachings of the bible?
When you say our country is a Christian country do you mean that the majority of the religious people here practice the Christian realign or do you mean that the country belongs to Christians? Please clarify.
As it was, the chances of one ever in any way being subjected to any religion or philosophy outside of Christianity in an entire lifetime were slim at that time, often "God" was used as a catch-all meaning nothing specific, not the the way "god" is used today... and even in that atmosphere, the deep thinkers most of these individuals were, most still avoided the word as often as then was possible.
But I've seen this encyclopedia of quotes, and most are used in the same way I may say "God" and am an atheist still. It would be as if someone recorded me saying "God! That sucks!" after I stub my toe, than upon my death that quote is bandied about as proof of my theism despite all of the proof of my atheism elsewhere. Worse, they actually make up quotes in some areas if you are talking about what I fear you are talking about. They go so far as saying vocal deists (or atheists) like Jefferson was some sort of Christian.
Basically it's more Christian propoganda.
To be fair some were Christian. Most were non-practicing at best, likely deism was the majority philosophy on the matter.
Then explain these quotes by them. Here's one By Benjamin Franklin "Lighthouses are more useful than Churches." And this quote from John Adams "As I understand the Christian religion, it was, and is, a revelation. But how has it happened that millions of fables, tales, legends, have been blended with both Jewish and Christian revelation that have made them the most bloody religion that ever existed?"
Sorry, but our country is NOT based on Christianity. Our government is based on the Constitution, which is a secular document. Where the hell is your religion in there? It's not. So you just lied. Are you willfully ignorant?
It doesn't matter who you think was a Christian or not. In fact, some founding fathers weren't Christian. So what?
You have a lot to read... start with the Constitution, Einstein.
Yes the majority of Americans are Christian. But sadly, our country is losing its values. This is mainly because of our financial problems. Everybody is losing their money because the cost of living is going up. Inflation is causing alot of problems now. The job market is so competitive that people with disabilities cant even keep a job anymore. Everything is made in China now or some other country. The National debt clock (usdebtclock.org) is higher than ever. This fine Christian country will soon collapse. Most people in this country dont act like Christians.
The majority of Americans are female. Your argument proves nothing.
I was looking forward to demolishing your argument, but you pose nothing more than this simple piece of logic.
Living in an Islamic country, I can very confidently tell you that the US' is not a religious government. For it to be, not only does the law of the bible need to be the rule of the land (which is most definitely is not), religious preachers need to be active members of all three branches of the US, in positions such as 'religious leader of the US', or 'Biblical Law analysis', and all decisions need to be first considered from a religious standpoint, which they are not. These are but three of the points that are needed, and none of them are met. So no, the US is not a Christian nation.
This is not a Christian nation, and it will never be a Christian nation. My God, people, if the founding fathers were to see what has happened with the government and its ties with religion, they would be disappointed.