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    Re: Is the US a Christian country?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dovkan View Post
    No, it is not, end of discussion.
    Yes, it is: Most Americans identify as Christian (about 77 percent according to a Gallup poll)

    https://www.google.co.nz/search?q=re...nAMYXg8AXnm4Aw

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    Re: Is the US a Christian country?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    Yes, it is: Most Americans identify as Christian (about 77 percent according to a Gallup poll)

    https://www.google.co.nz/search?q=re...nAMYXg8AXnm4Aw
    I'm surprised how many people can't grasp this.

    Everything has to be a fight.

    Our secular government doesn't change that culturally, we are a Christian nation. Doesn't change that our government is and must, to the end of time, remain secular.
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    Re: Is the US a Christian country?

    Quote Originally Posted by AlbqOwl View Post
    It is all in perception. Patrick Henry pretty well summed up all the comments and stated beliefs of the Founders on the subject when he said:

    "It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians; not on religions, but on the gospel of Jesus Christ. For this very reason peoples of other faiths have been afforded asylum, prosperity, and freedom of worship here."
    --The Trumpet Voice of Freedom: Patrick Henry of Virginia, p. iii.

    If you ask people to name the Muslim countries of the world, we would all rattle off most of the middle eastern countries plus others that we would easily recall.

    If you ask people to name the Jewish countries of the world, we all would immediately name Israel.

    If you ask people to name the Atheist countries of the world, most would name China and North Korea.

    And if you ask people to name the Christian countries of the world, the USA would head the list followed by Canada, Mexico, all the central and South American countries, all of Europe, and many others.

    Even in the most recent polls including all the big polling groups, more than 90% of Americans profess a belief in God and roughly 78% label themselves Christian. The next largest group are the no religion people and all the rest comprise very low percentage.
    In fact, we are THE MOST Christian country in the world with over 200 million Christians...

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    Re: Is the US a Christian country?

    Quote Originally Posted by Van Basten View Post
    I'm surprised how many people can't grasp this.

    Everything has to be a fight.


    Our secular government doesn't change that culturally, we are a Christian nation. Doesn't change that our government is and must, to the end of time, remain secular.
    Why people argue of the most inane things I will never know. I sometimes think that if I referred to a person's gender here they would argue that they are the opposite gender for some reason.

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    Re: Is the US a Christian country?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    In fact, we are THE MOST Christian country in the world with over 200 million Christians...
    I don't know how that would translate to a percentage of the population compared to other Christian nations. But when the religious designation of a country is commonly based on a substantial majority in that country, then absolutely we are a Christian nation.
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    Re: Is the US a Christian country?

    Quote Originally Posted by Van Basten View Post
    I'm surprised how many people can't grasp this.

    Everything has to be a fight.

    Our secular government doesn't change that culturally, we are a Christian nation. Doesn't change that our government is and must, to the end of time, remain secular.
    I hear ya, but man you should have heard Obama's sermon at the prayer breakfast this morning.
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    Re: Is the US a Christian country?

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Oh come now. You think that people started hooking up only after Henry the 8th made a church?
    No. What?

    My point was and is that Henry VIII took marriage from a social construct to a government license by separating from the Catholic Church and creating a theocracy. Had he not done that, we might not even have religion mentioned in the first amendment or governments that regulate marriage. That's my point.
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    Re: Is the US a Christian country?

    In other words - which religious club that is a complete and total waste of time is the one frequented by the most Americans? That would be the Christian club.


    Btw, have I mentioned that every sane adult that is in these clubs is either weak and/or ignorant and/or desperate?

    To change your life in any meaningful way because of a book that claims to be the words of some 'God', written by someone thousands of years ago, that is all based on hearsay and leap-of-faithing is the height of ridiculousness, imo.

    When I think at how many people actually fall for these religious clubs it certainly helps explain how roughly 65% administered the final shocks in the Milgram experiments...because most people are staggeringly weak and love being told what to think and do.

    http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milgram_experiment

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    Re: Is the US a Christian country?

    Quote Originally Posted by ksu_aviator View Post
    No. What?

    My point was and is that Henry VIII took marriage from a social construct to a government license by separating from the Catholic Church and creating a theocracy. Had he not done that, we might not even have religion mentioned in the first amendment or governments that regulate marriage. That's my point.
    Governments should have NOTHING to do with marriage.

    Of course, I think the concept of marriage is utter nonsense...but that is another story.
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    Re: Is the US a Christian country?

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    Governments should have NOTHING to do with marriage.

    Of course, I think the concept of marriage is utter nonsense...but that is another story.
    Lol, I agree. But I won't tell you why here!
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