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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 Lachean View Post
    Jesus Christ! I don't know what in hell what make you think our culture or language is being influenced by the god damn religion. Lord help me...
    God damn it that was one hell of a post. Jesus Mary and Joseph I wish I had thought of it myself. So help me God next time I'll be quicker on the trigger.

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    Re: America is or is not a Christian Nation.

    Quote Originally Posted by Zinthaniel View Post
    Wow really -
    *With on a national level
    -promiscuity on the rise
    -Rising divorce rates
    -Liberated homosexuals and tolerance to them
    -half naked celebrities on every channel in every movie
    - sex on everyone's mind

    all of that is American - and that some how equals "Christian Nation". ok.
    So you think it is more Christian for a person to stay in an abusive marriage than to divorce, and you think that what celebrities do is representative of Main Street USA, and you think that people who are biologically wired to reproduce through sexual means can completely obliterate any thought of sex from their minds, and homosexuals are going to hell because they couldn't possible be sinners saved by the grace of God.

    I just have one question: Do you hold yourself to these same standards?
    Redneck, hillbilly, fundie, Bible thumper, cracker, split tails, geezer, loon, xenophobe, islamaphobe, and homophobe are not words of tolerance.

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    Re: America is or is not a Christian Nation.

    Quote Originally Posted by Maenad View Post
    Yes, I think the way the majority of Americans live their lives reflects that they do their very best to live by Biblical teachings. But you have to leave the ghetto to see that.
    I think most people do try to live their lives in that way, intentionally or otherwise. I'm not religious, as I said, but I appreciate (and follow) the values that are laid out in the 10 Commandments and knowingly or unknowingly follow the Golden Rule in my life.

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    Re: America is or is not a Christian Nation.

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    Hm. What makes you think that "Christian" means "doesn't sin"? The fact that we recognize that we sin is one of Christianity's first principles.
    The fact that the majority in this country do not mind those things, would argue that this nation is not cultural christian and therefore not a christian nation.
    Our laws allow us to freely be as sexually active, divorce crazy, gay, scantly clad as we want to be. Any attempt to appeal any law that grants us that freedom is met with back lash on a national level. I don't see how this nation reflects christian values at all. Has Christianity played it's role in our country? absolutely. Does it define this nation? no it does not.
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    Re: America is or is not a Christian Nation.

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    God damn it that was one hell of a post. Jesus Mary and Joseph I wish I had thought of it myself. So help me God next time I'll be quicker on the trigger.
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    Re: America is or is not a Christian Nation.

    Quote Originally Posted by Maenad View Post
    So you think it is more Christian for a person to stay in an abusive marriage than to divorce, and you think that what celebrities do is representative of Main Street USA, and you think that people who are biologically wired to reproduce through sexual means can completely obliterate any thought of sex from their minds, and homosexuals are going to hell because they couldn't possible be sinners saved by the grace of God.

    I just have one question: Do you hold yourself to these same standards?
    I don't hold myself to christian standards, and never will. Nor does this nation as a whole. I don't believe there is anything wrong with someone who enjoys sex. Who doesn't want to hide their body. Who wants to divorce their crappy husband or wife. Or who is homosexual and proud. Don't mind any of those things. Don't think any of those things call for saving either.
    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
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    Re: America is or is not a Christian Nation.

    Quote Originally Posted by Zinthaniel View Post
    The fact that the majority in this country do not mind those things, would argue that this nation is not cultural christian and therefore not a christian nation.
    Our laws allow us to freely be as sexually active, divorce crazy, gay, scantly clad as we want to be. Any attempt to appeal any law that grants us that freedom is met with back lash on a national level. I don't see how this nation reflects christian values at all. Has Christianity played it's role in our country? absolutely. Does it define this nation? no it does not.
    Wait - what?

    I can assure you if you decided to walk naked down Ventura Boulevard and into a grammar school, the laws would catch up to you.

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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.
    not all the way true.

    our federal government was nothing to do with religion, but most of the people who created it were religious.

    states up until 1818 had state religions, because they could make them and they did, because the bill of rights did not apply to states.

    Moses and/or the 10 Commandments appear three times in the architectural embellishment of the Supreme Court building.

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    Re: America is or is not a Christian Nation.

    Quote Originally Posted by Zinthaniel View Post
    No i Didn't actually. I said Uganda was a christian nation because it populace is predominately christian and it government creates laws that reflect christian values - God's will.
    Yes, and as evidence of the latter you presented the leadership citing their Christian beliefs and the bible in defending their policy. IOW, exactly what I said.

    The nation has shown increasing interest in becoming a theocracy- along with their anti gay law was a slue of other laws regarding social standards, infidelity, and clothing all, unabashedly, related to Christian beliefs.
    Infidelity is also part of US law - divorce law. As are clothing standards. Both of which come from our Christian heritage.

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    Re: America is or is not a Christian Nation.

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Wait - what?

    I can assure you if you decided to walk naked down Ventura Boulevard and into a grammar school, the laws would catch up to you.
    I didn't say naked. I said scantly clad which is legal. Also public nudity is 100% legal in new york.
    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
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