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    Re: Is the US a Christian country?

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    The US is not a Christian theocracy, but there are Christians that live here. Christian, Muslim, atheist, Buddhist, etc... The Constitution supports freedom of religion and prevents the gov from establishing a state religion. In that sense the US is not a "Christian nation" but is a nation of Christians (as well as other faiths).
    Yep. I was about to type something similar, but I'll just say ... ditto.

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    Re: Is the US a Christian country?

    Even if you say yes, we're all still saying the same thing. No one here believes that we're a theocracy.

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    Re: Is the US a Christian country?

    Quote Originally Posted by vesper View Post
    That is all true but the Founders were setting up a government that would respect all religious beliefs and allow a man the right of conscious to practice that faith not just in private but publically. Implementing that did not happen over night for some of faith thought theirs was the only true faith and caused great strife among believers.
    Before the Baptists and Methodists established their first church buildings there were congregations of Jews among them meeting in homes at first and later building their synagogues. there's a famous letter George Washington wrote to a Jewish congregation assuring them in this country their religious freedoms were protected. I will look it up if you like. The Catholics were truly persecuted in several early colonies by other protestant faiths. While others were enjoying religious freedom in the 1700's. Catholics were not welcomed in some state governments till around the 1800's even though they were the first to bring the Gospel to North America iin 1610 in what is known today as New Mexico. The mission is still operating and performs mass.

    Also there are documents written by Madison who discouraged the state of Virginia from teaching a certain religion in public schools. Because there are vast disagreements within any faith and in public one should not be lifted up over another. I'll be glad to looks those documents up if you like.

    We have such a wonderful country to live in where no one has the right to tell you what you must believe. And at the same time all religious rights should be protected as the Constitution states. Unfortunately today they are not and that must change.
    Thanks for the info.

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    List of the oldest churches in the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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    Re: Is the US a Christian country?

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    A country of Christians, yes. A Christian country, no.
    ... a country of cultural Christians, maybe; but real Christians are in the minority in the country.

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    Re: Is the US a Christian country?



    The USA is a country with freedom of and from religion.

    Read the U.S. Constitution.

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    Re: Is the US a Christian country?

    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.
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    Re: Is the US a Christian country?

    Quote Originally Posted by JANFU View Post
    Don't know - Just came up before in discussions on other boards. Reason I went to the horses mouth as they say and see what people from the US think.
    Though I am sure many secretly want to be Canadian.
    Closet Canadians? Or more like chickens not yet on the way home to roost?

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    Re: Is the US a Christian country?

    Quote Originally Posted by vesper View Post
    That is all true but the Founders were setting up a government that would respect all religious beliefs and allow a man the right of conscious to practice that faith not just in private but publically. Implementing that did not happen over night for some of faith thought theirs was the only true faith and caused great strife among believers.
    Before the Baptists and Methodists established their first church buildings there were congregations of Jews among them meeting in homes at first and later building their synagogues. there's a famous letter George Washington wrote to a Jewish congregation assuring them in this country their religious freedoms were protected. I will look it up if you like. The Catholics were truly persecuted in several early colonies by other protestant faiths. While others were enjoying religious freedom in the 1700's. Catholics were not welcomed in some state governments till around the 1800's even though they were the first to bring the Gospel to North America iin 1610 in what is known today as New Mexico. The mission is still operating and performs mass.

    Also there are documents written by Madison who discouraged the state of Virginia from teaching a certain religion in public schools. Because there are vast disagreements within any faith and in public one should not be lifted up over another. I'll be glad to looks those documents up if you like.

    We have such a wonderful country to live in where no one has the right to tell you what you must believe. And at the same time all religious rights should be protected as the Constitution states. Unfortunately today they are not and that must change.
    Washington's Letter to the Hebrews of Newport RI

    When your "religious rights" cause harm to another, those rights should not be protected.
    “And I have no doubt that every new example will succeed, as every past one has done, in shewing that religion & Govt will both exist in greater purity, the less they are mixed together.”
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    Re: Is the US a Christian country?

    Only in America would you see something like this:



    Aggressive Christianity intrudes much more into public discourse.
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    Re: Is the US a Christian country?

    OMG, not this **** again. Do you know how to use the search feature of this website?
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