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    Re: America is or is not a Christian Nation.

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    No. Zithaniel got smacked around in another thread, and this is his protest Well-I'll-Show-YOU thread in response
    Lol. No I didn't and no it's not.
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    Re: America is or is not a Christian Nation.

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
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    So you don't believe this is a christian nation.
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    In my own experience here, people seem to ignore a posters professional experience or training if the app pro holds a view that is disagreed with.

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    Re: America is or is not a Christian Nation.

    Quote Originally Posted by Zinthaniel View Post
    So you don't believe this is a christian nation.
    Stop deleting their whole post... we have no idea what you are referring to as a result.
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    Re: America is or is not a Christian Nation.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    Stop deleting their whole post... we have no idea what you are referring to as a result.
    Cp implied that us is a christian nation by my standards, incorrectly, referring to my argument in which I defined uganda as a christian nation because it's government actively persues strict and conservative laws based on christian theocratic principals.

    I want his personal amswer minus the sarcasm.
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    Re: America is or is not a Christian Nation.

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    I think what people are really attempting to challenge is whether or not our government should write laws in accordance with the bible (without secular reason) and elevate Christianity in its public actions.
    That depends on the law. Laws that say you shall not murder, shall not steal, sure. Those are two of the ten commandments. Now the rest of them, probably not and some I would say heck no.

    Now I have no problem with a manger scene on the town hall lawn and I sort of miss it. That doesn't hurt no one. I think us old folks would say it use to be kind of quaint. But no, we should have no laws whatsoever forcing a religion on anyone and we should have no laws whatsoever prohibiting the practice of one religion.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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    Re: America is or is not a Christian Nation.

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    It isn't the Christian lifestyle I'm referring to. It's Judeo-Christian values (not lifestyle), as an example in our laws of the land.
    Values that you don't live by are not values. Anyway, it was a conservative commentator in Chicago that I first heard this argument from. Can we claim to be something we don't live. Can we call it a value?

    And our laws can be seen as quite secular.

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    Re: America is or is not a Christian Nation.

    Quote Originally Posted by Zinthaniel View Post
    The poll and the other's disagreeing with all you in this thread evidence enough that your stance is not absolute. Your opinion is of the minority. Your ego is big and shiny though.
    Not one person other than you has disagreed with me and a non-public poll is irrelevant. For all I know you are at a university going around logging into to different computers and voting "no" 21 times.

    And it isn't my ego... it is my frustration when dealing with people that refuse to acknowledge things that are so common sense, simple and that are NOT a big deal that bother me.

    You have shown that our country was influenced by christianity, you have not proven that it is currently a christian nation.

    The us is no longer a christain nation in practice. Its culture and laws prove that.
    Do we not have the same laws that we once did? Laws that reflect the religious morality of Christianity like murder, theft, adultery? Our culture does not have Christian wedding traditions like vows, exchanging rings, etc?

    The holidays you list no longer reflect their christian origins.
    Hell yes they do. Are you crazy? Just because they are more commercialized does not negate their religious significance. There are nativity scenes, carolling, prayer, etc. and my family isn't even religious and we participate in many of these things.




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    That, along with the funeral and marriage traditions, burials and this, the moment of silence:

    A moment of silence is the expression for a period of silent contemplation, prayer, reflection, or meditation. Similar to flying a flag at half-mast, a moment of silence is often a gesture of respect, particularly in mourning for those who have died recently or as part of a tragic historical event.

    Silent prayer and worship, including moments of silence practiced during other group activities have been practiced by Quakers for more than 300 years


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moment_of_silence

    We have national and local moments of silence that are even allowed in secular public education.
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    Re: America is or is not a Christian Nation.


    "The United States is not a Christian nation any more than it is a Jewish or a Mohammedan nation." --Treaty of Tripoli (1797) Carried unanimously by the Senate and signed into law by John Adams





    Case closed.

    Let's put this 'Christian nation' idea in the round file and move on to more important things.

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    Re: America is or is not a Christian Nation.

    Quote Originally Posted by OnWisconsin View Post
    Individually sure.. as an organization that is tax free based on their religion ... no.. they should not be able to
    how about we have no organizations petition Washington and only individuals.

    that is what the founders had in mind.

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    Re: America is or is not a Christian Nation.

    Quote Originally Posted by Zinthaniel View Post
    Cp implied that us is a christian nation by my standards, incorrectly, referring to my argument in which I defined uganda as a christian nation because it's government actively persues strict and conservative laws based on christian theocratic principals.

    I want his personal amswer minus the sarcasm.
    You have done this at least a few times now... so just leave the posts so we have context.
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