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    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.
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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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    Then prosecute G Dubya.
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    Re: America is or is not a Christian Nation.

    Legally, it is not Christian. Philosophically and psychologically, it is in part. It's a mix of Judeo-Christian values and western democratic ideals. Although we aren't all Christian, we are all influenced by it to a degree.
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    Re: America is or is not a Christian Nation.

    Quote Originally Posted by Zinthaniel View Post
    (Sorry meant to add a poll)

    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.
    OMG, the height of insult for some I guess. Lol. There is a Christian influence, sorry to tell you.
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    Re: America is or is not a Christian Nation.

    There's lots of people who are not named Christian.
    So follow me into the desert
    As desperate as you are
    Where the moon is glued to a picture of heaven
    And all the little pigs have God

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    Re: America is or is not a Christian Nation.

    There is more than one acceptable way to define "Christian nation".
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    Re: America is or is not a Christian Nation.

    To say our laws are entirely secular is not quite true. I can't legally buy beer here until noon on Sundays (so I try to stock up on breakfast beer beforehand).
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    Re: America is or is not a Christian Nation.

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    Legally, it is not Christian. Philosophically and psychologically, it is in part. It's a mix of Judeo-Christian values and western democratic ideals. Although we aren't all Christian, we are all influenced by it to a degree.

    Yes I agree Christianity has left it's mark, but I don't believe it's a permanent mark - and current trends show that this country is redefining it's self as it always has. We are becoming more and more secular - many laws based in arbitrary social standards related to Christianity are being appealed. New generations are not only turning their back on faith but are actively fighting agaisnt strict traditional religious views on social standards.
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    Re: America is or is not a Christian Nation.

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    OMG, the height of insult for some I guess. Lol. There is a Christian influence, sorry to tell you.
    Doesn't make the nation christian.
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    Re: America is or is not a Christian Nation.

    Quote Originally Posted by Zinthaniel View Post
    Doesn't make the nation christian.
    Honestly I really don't care either way and you need to relax, it's a conscious decision, not a disease. Contrary to some belief, simply seeing Christian symbols will not infect you.
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