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Thread: America is or is not a Christian Nation.

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    Re: America is or is not a Christian Nation.

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    There's lots of people who are not named Christian.
    ....not to mention a whole lot of people that aren't Christian, including a lot that think they are....

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    Re: America is or is not a Christian Nation.

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Christianity is a fiber of our ethnic quilt as Americans. It provides a common frame of reference for a majority of the population. If one can consider a religion an ethnicity, it's what we see in Western Christian countries and Israel.
    I don't consider Christianity or religion an ethnicity. Nor do I believe it is that deeply woven in all americans, especially in this modern day.
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    Re: America is or is not a Christian Nation.

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    Re: America is or is not a Christian Nation.

    Quote Originally Posted by Zinthaniel View Post
    I don't consider Christianity or religion an ethnicity. Nor do I believe it is that deeply woven in all americans, especially in this modern day.
    Christianity has served as a common reference for the majority of Americans since the beginning of the country. Even today, it is the majority form of metaphysical expression. As metaphy expression is a key component in most cultures, it is regarding American ethnicity as well.

    This is not to say that the Bible serves as a common reference for all Americans, but certainly the majority and always has.

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    Re: America is or is not a Christian Nation.

    In a political and legal sense, no. I think it's very clear that we have a secular legal system, with few exceptions. As far as what it should be, multiculturalism is what we should maintain as a country, with no dominant culture, because not all minds adhere to the same philosophy. In a cultural sense, I would also say no. A majority of Christians does not equal a Christian nation. We have a large Jewish, Islam, Atheist, Hindu, Buddhist, and Agnostic population, as well as other denominations.

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    Re: America is or is not a Christian Nation.

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Christianity has served as a common reference for the majority of Americans since the beginning of the country. Even today, Christianity is the majority form of metaphysical expression. As metaphy expression is a key component in most cultures, it is regarding American ethnicity as well.
    I think this is a personal interpretation, an opinion, but a not a demonstrable fact.

    This is not to say that the Bible serves as a common reference for all Americans, but certainly the majority and always has.
    Yeah - we have a large christian population, but I don't believe it is accurate to refer to our nation as christian.
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    Re: America is or is not a Christian Nation.

    Quote Originally Posted by Zinthaniel View Post
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    The United States is not a Christian Nation. That is my stance.

    A nation is defined by it's government and it's people - not only by it's majority. To refer to it as A Christian Nation is to falsely represent many Americans.

    Our Country grants freedom for all religions and lack thereof. Grand Cathedrals, churches, Temples, Mosques, and Conventions for Non Believers can be found all over this country. All of which are given equal respect and right to exist.
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    Our Government and thus our laws are entirely secular. There are a vast array of laws that directly contradict the teachings in the bible and thus God's will (i.e. laws regarding homosexuals, divorce, and other things considered blasphemous). Making the term "Christian Nation" ever more strange and obviously misplaced.

    There is no legitimate reason to refer to this Nation as Christian.
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    Re: America is or is not a Christian Nation.

    America is not a Christian nation, far from it. So few things about our country are honoring to God and it only goes further and further away from the truth in culture and legality.

    What America is is a country where the majority professes to be Christian. It is not, however, a Christian nation in the sense of it being a nation that honors God or lives by His principals.
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    Re: America is or is not a Christian Nation.

    Quote Originally Posted by Zinthaniel View Post
    A Special thread for Bodhisattva.

    The United States is not a Christian Nation. That is my stance.

    A nation is defined by it's government and it's people - not only by it's majority. To refer to it as A Christian Nation is to falsely represent many Americans.

    Our Country grants freedom for all religions and lack thereof. Grand Cathedrals, churches, Temples, Mosques, and Conventions for Non Believers can be found all over this country. All of which are given equal respect and right to exist.
    Religion in the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Our Government and thus our laws are entirely secular. There are a vast array of laws that directly contradict the teachings in the bible and thus God's will (i.e. laws regarding homosexuals, divorce, and other things considered blasphemous). Making the term "Christian Nation" ever more strange and obviously misplaced.

    There is no legitimate reason to refer to this Nation as Christian.
    The US government is secular. (God be praised for that because the current regime would have me wearing a burka.) The predominant religion in the US is Christian. Anything more is mere semantics.
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    Re: America is or is not a Christian Nation.

    Quote Originally Posted by Zinthaniel View Post
    I think this is a personal interpretation, an opinion, but a not a demonstrable fact.
    It is a demonstrable fact that the Bible has served as a common reference throughout the history of the US, and serves as a majority line of reference.

    Yeah - we have a large christian population, but I don't believe it is accurate to refer to our nation as christian.
    That depends on context, basically how one is defining 'Christian' in nation. Culturally, yes. Theocratically, no.

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