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    Re: We are a Christian Nation....

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    Nice. What exactly do you believe they were wrong about?
    Slavery for one thing, but I'm sure there are plenty of others. While they may have been geniuses, they were subject to the limitations of their time.

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    Re: We are a Christian Nation....

    Quote Originally Posted by PonyBoy View Post
    I dunno, I'm not a Christian. Nor do i go to church.

    But i do have enough sense to know that our founding fathers were Orthodox. The proof is in their speeches.
    Yes...but that still doesn't make this a "Christian Country". Have you read the Constitution? If they wanted to make it a Christian Country. The First Amendment would read quite differently.
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    Re: We are a Christian Nation....

    Off Topic: Hey disney, I created a whole thread about your signature in General Political Discussion. You should check it out if you haven't already.


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    Re: We are a Christian Nation....

    Quote Originally Posted by LiveUninhibited View Post
    Slavery for one thing, but I'm sure there are plenty of others. While they may have been geniuses, they were subject to the limitations of their time.
    Most wanted to get rid of slavery, so I don't see how that's something they were wrong about. They just couldn't see how it could be done.


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    Re: We are a Christian Nation....

    Quote Originally Posted by independent_thinker2002 View Post
    Slavery........
    Slavery was already around nearly two centuries before the founding fathers. I'm having a hard time taking the 'Christian deniers' serious.

    Benjamin Franklin and Benjamin Rush founded America's first antislavery society.

    Benjamin wrote..

    I would most ardently wish to become a member of it [the society in New York] and... I can safely promise them that neither my tongue, nor my pen, nor purse shall be wanting to promote the abolition of what to me appears so inconsistent with humanity and Christianity... May the great and the equal Father of the human race, who has expressly declared His abhorrence of oppression, and that He is no respecter of persons, succeed a design so laudably calculated to undo the heavy burdens, to let the oppressed go free, and to break every yoke.
    'In Hoc Signo Vinces'

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    Re: We are a Christian Nation....

    As a nation, in the [ame=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nation]technical term[/ame], one could say we are Christian. The population of America by a vast amount is Christian and share that common history, traditions, morals, etc.

    However, I do not believe Navy is using nation in its technical term but in the mistaken use of referring to a State as a Nation (state being synonymous with "country" here). With that in mind, no we are definitely NOT a Christian country, in so much that our country is OFFICIALLY Christian. One COULD argue we are a country founded on Christian Principles, but its absolutely wrong to say we are a christian state, which is how he's using "nation" in this case, because it is not officially our religion.

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    Re: We are a Christian Nation....

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    Most wanted to get rid of slavery.
    What stopped them?
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    Re: We are a Christian Nation....

    Correct, Zyphlin. We aren't a theocracy like Iran. Our Founders just so happened to be deeply religious and it shaped their views of freedom, prosperity, etc.


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    Re: We are a Christian Nation....

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Yes...but that still doesn't make this a "Christian Country". Have you read the Constitution? If they wanted to make it a Christian Country. The First Amendment would read quite differently.
    Goddamn dude! If the founding fathers woulda been of the Jedi religion then our foundation woulda been built on Jedi. It doesn't mean you have to worship Jedi, you could worship Buddha if you wanted.
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    Re: We are a Christian Nation....

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    Most wanted to get rid of slavery, so I don't see how that's something they were wrong about. They just couldn't see how it could be done.
    "It is now illegal to own and traffic human beings."

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