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    Re: Is the US a Christian country?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Something they typically put you in jail for or cut your head off?
    I was being facetious. There is freedom of religion and then there is freedom of religion.
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    Re: Is the US a Christian country?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hari Seldon View Post
    I was being facetious.
    There is freedom of religion and then there is freedom of religion.


    And then there's freedom from religion. That's the freedom that I like the most.

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    Re: Is the US a Christian country?

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    And then there's freedom from religion. That's the freedom that I like the most.
    To be honest, me too. Although I think entering the NY Public Library is a "religious" experience.
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    Re: Is the US a Christian country?

    Quote Originally Posted by JANFU View Post
    No – When it comes to abilities to use the search function, much like intelligence, there are tall trees, there are short trees and there is me.
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    Re: Is the US a Christian country?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob N View Post
    The following quotes prove you incorrect:

    "I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people build a wall of separation between Church & State."

    - Thomas Jefferson, letter to the Danbury Baptists (1802)


    “Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, then that of blindfolded fear.”

    - Thomas Jefferson, letter to Peter Carr (1787)


    “If I could conceive that the general government might ever be so administered as to render the liberty of conscience insecure, I beg you will be persuaded, that no one would be more zealous than myself to establish effectual barriers against the horrors of spiritual tyranny, and every species of religious persecution.”

    - George Washington, letter to the United Baptist Chamber of Virginia (1789)


    "During almost fifteen centuries has the legal establishment of Christianity been on trial. What has been its fruits? More or less, in all places, pride and indolence in the clergy; ignorance and servility in the laity; in both, superstition, bigotry and persecution."

    - James Madison, General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Virginia (1785)
    My contention is that a Christian nation need not be a theocracy, nor run afoul of the separation of Church and state. Wouldn't being a Christian nation speak more to the historical make up of the people?
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    Re: Is the US a Christian country?

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    That would only be those ones that don't appreciate the Christian influence pressed upon them.
    I'm not seeing anyone press Christian influences on anyone else, but I'm certainly seeing an active effort to force Christians to accept and support counter to some of their fundamental religious beliefs, as well as ridiculing, marginalizing, and attacking them.
    It's a global Jihad, stupid. Allowing that poison into the country is only going to increase the damage it inflicts on others.
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    Re: Is the US a Christian country?

    Quote Originally Posted by eohrnberger View Post
    Yes it is. But there are so many that wish is wasn't, and expend great efforts to eradicate any Christian influence of any significance.
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    Re: Is the US a Christian country?

    As historian John Fea notes, “If the Treaty of Tripoli is correct, and the United States was not ‘founded on the Christian religion,’ then someone forgot to tell the American people… The idea that the United States is a ‘Christian nation,’ has always been central to American identity.” But debate rages over whether the Founders were Deists and why the Constitution bears no mention of God.

    Like today, the Founding elites were less spiritually pre-disposed than the overall populace. Then, as now, politicians appropriated Christian themes. Obama even invoked Jesus to support same-sex marriage. The Founders knew the talk too. But as Gregg Frazier illustrates, when Washington, Adams and Franklin appealed to Almighty God they didn’t necessarily mean Jehovah.

    In The Religious Beliefs of America’s Founders, (which I’ve not yet read) Dr. Frazier suggests designations of Deist or Christian are too simple. He describes the primary beliefs of core Founders as “theistic rationalism.” Frazier notes, “They took elements of Christianity and elements of natural religion and then, using rationalism, they kept what they thought was reasonable, was rational, and rejected what they considered to be irrational.”

    This hybrid, unlike Deism, per Frazier, developed a benevolent god who heard and answered prayers to impart justice. All thought Jesus a great moral philosopher, but many important Revolutionary leaders denied his Deity. But be clear, biblical Christianity isn’t mere morals. Dr. Mohler stresses, diluting the Gospel to “Christian values” won’t save perishing souls.

    Was America Founded As A Christian Nation? - Forbes


    in some ways, we are a christian nation

    in other ways, we are not

    less and less people attend church on a regular basis across our nation, but more and more people find spirituality a core part of their being

    i myself do believe we are a christian nation in that we stand for principles, we believe in liberty, and we were formed as one nation under god

    but that is just my two cents
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    Re: Is the US a Christian country?

    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    A perfect example of how disproportionate and bizarre the current situation is.

    The LGBT community is a mere single digit percentage of the population, yet are the loudest voice in the public square (with the aide of complicite Biased Lame Stream Media) and see themselves righteous in their wanting to dictate what the rest of the population should be doing and believing.

    How weird and disproportionate is that?

    None the less, it is also the LGBT community that is one of the major forces shoving Christian and conservative ideas and ideals off of the public square though their well known miss-characterization, bullying, marginalization, character assassination, and claimed bigotry where there really is none.
    It's a global Jihad, stupid. Allowing that poison into the country is only going to increase the damage it inflicts on others.
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    Re: Is the US a Christian country?

    Quote Originally Posted by eohrnberger View Post
    I'm not seeing anyone press Christian influences on anyone else, but I'm certainly seeing an active effort to force Christians to accept and support counter to some of their fundamental religious beliefs, as well as ridiculing, marginalizing, and attacking them.
    Well, that would be why we have lower and higher courts to mediate such things, because someone always feels their rights are being damaged.
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