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    Re: America is or is not a Christian Nation.

    Quote Originally Posted by Zinthaniel View Post
    77% Christians do not think this country accurately reflects the values of their religion and moral standards. Sorry, try again.
    77% Christians = The United States is a Christian Country
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    Re: America is or is not a Christian Nation.

    America isn't all Christian and it's not a theocracy or even close.
    But it IS a Christian Nation in Character founded by Bible Reading but enlightened men.
    And it is also in the context of of how that description is used today internationally/coloquially.
    So, yes.

    The above acknowledgment despite the fact I'm an atheist.
    Calling America 'Christian' is just a true characterization, not a statement of faith.
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    Re: America is or is not a Christian Nation.

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    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.
    1.people in land under single government: a community of people or peoples living in a defined territory and organized under a single government

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    Re: America is or is not a Christian Nation.

    Quote Originally Posted by mbig View Post
    The above acknowledgment despite the fact I'm an atheist.
    Calling America 'Christian' is just a true characterization, not a statement of faith.
    Same here... ditto, as it were.
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    Re: America is or is not a Christian Nation.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
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    A nation is not simply defined by it's majority. Your definition does not support that claim you are making.
    There are many other religions in out country all of which are given equal respect and autonomy (with the context of our secular laws) and freedom to exist.
    This also includes those who do not believe.
    Our government does not favor nor legislate in accordance to christian beliefs, in fact as of late is has continuously ruled in favor of secular laws that many Christians are appalled by seeing as the laws offend their moral standards.
    Our culture is not Christian at all.
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    Re: America is or is not a Christian Nation.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    77% Christians = The United States is a Christian Country
    That doesn't make the nation christian. That 77%'s beliefs are not reflected in our culture as a whole or in our government. The U.S is not a christian nation.
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    Re: America is or is not a Christian Nation.

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Scantily clad is governed by a specific law?

    And if I recall correctly, the public nudity laws in NYC aren't quite that liberal (100% allowed). I believe the laws only extend to a female breast (because of breastfeeding) and 100% nudity that occurs during an entertainment event (play, show, exhibition). But I may not be remembering that right.
    Your right it's only the top. But the freedom to walk around with your Jugs out is hardly a reflection of Christian values.

    So if we go back to my point - Why I think nation I think culture and what can be seen as commonly accepted by the people. The things we accept here in out country on a grand scale are numerous and far far away from what the bible says a society should be doing.
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    Re: America is or is not a Christian Nation.

    Quote Originally Posted by Zinthaniel View Post
    A nation is not simply defined by it's majority. Your definition does not support that claim you are making.
    There are many other religions in out country all of which are give equal respect and autonomy (with the context of our secular laws) and freedom to exist.
    This also includes those who do not believe.
    Our government does not favor nor legislate in accordance to christian beliefs, in fact as of late is has continuously ruled in favor of secular laws that many Christians are appalled by seeing as the laws offend their moral standards.
    Our culture is not Christian at all.
    Irrelevant. If a majority of a nations people self identify as Christian it's a Christian nation. We're talking about political theology, or what beliefs these Christians have or to what extent belief is part of their daily lives. We're talking about the people inhabiting the nation. 77% self identify as Christian - whether you like it or not, whether you believe they are "real" Christians or not.... your claim about 77% bloviating nonsense since you have not provided any source for your claim.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: America is or is not a Christian Nation.

    Quote Originally Posted by Zinthaniel View Post
    Your right it's only the top. But the freedom to walk around with your Jugs out is hardly a reflection of Christian values.

    So if we go back to my point - Why I think nation I think culture and what can be seen as commonly accepted by the people. The things we accept here in out country on a grand scale are numerous and far far away from what the bible says a society should be doing.
    As I said, I'm not a Christian, but I also never thought keeping your breasts covered was a Christian thing. The Muslim, Jewish, Buddhist, Hindu, etc. women all do the same thing in public.

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    Re: America is or is not a Christian Nation.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    Source of your bupkus claim?

    Here's mine:
    In U.S., 77% Identify as Christian
    lol, um ok. I didn't deny that 77% of americans Identify as Christian, I'm denying the notion that Christian's agree that the U.S is a christian nation, what with it's many laws and liberal standards that are far removed from christian teachings.
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