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    Re: Was the United States founded on Christian principles?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Who says they have to be exclusive? Christians came here and established this country, what other principles would they use? Are you feeling okay?
    Aren't Christian principles laid out in the Ten Commandments?
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    Re: Was the United States founded on Christian principles?

    Quote Originally Posted by independent_thinker2002 View Post
    Aren't Christian principles laid out in the Ten Commandments?

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    Re: Was the United States founded on Christian principles?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sir Loin View Post
    So you say that I ran from the thread because I asked a legitimate question. No one has answered that question. I ask another and you call me a troll. This is pathetic. It truly is.

    It's obvious why you don't answer my questions.

    Now call me a troll again and not substantiate your claim.
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    Re: Was the United States founded on Christian principles?

    Quote Originally Posted by independent_thinker2002 View Post
    So you say that I ran from the thread because I asked a legitimate question. No one has answered that question. I ask another and you call me a troll. This is pathetic. It truly is.

    It's obvious why you don't answer my questions.

    Now call me a troll again and not substantiate your claim.
    You are feeding the troll

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    Re: Was the United States founded on Christian principles?

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    You are feeding the troll
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    Re: Was the United States founded on Christian principles?

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    Read the question, answer it, and give your reasons.
    First of all, the people in this room could never agree on what Christian principles are.
    Second of all, even the Founding Fathers couldn't agree on them.
    But a lot of them despised organized religion.

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    Re: Was the United States founded on Christian principles?

    As far as the list of the founder's religious institutions, we cannot readily verify that they were attending those churches because they "wanted to". We forget those were the days when attending church on sunday was a way to stay under the radar, so to speak.
    "I do not underestimate the ability of fanatical groups of terrorists to kill and destroy, but they do not threaten the life of the nation. Whether we would survive Hitler hung in the balance, but there is no doubt that we shall survive al-Qa'ida." -- Lord Hoffmann

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    Re: Was the United States founded on Christian principles?

    Quote Originally Posted by Arch Enemy View Post
    As far as the list of the founder's religious institutions, we cannot readily verify that they were attending those churches because they "wanted to". We forget those were the days when attending church on sunday was a way to stay under the radar, so to speak.
    It was a social network as well. After they did not have facebook.

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    Re: Was the United States founded on Christian principles?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kali View Post
    Hell No! Most of our founding fathers were Diest and wanted freedom of and from religion..
    Source please?

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    Re: Was the United States founded on Christian principles?

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    This ability seems absent in most conservatives. Perhaps you are not what you claim.
    Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    You still didn't answer the question.
    Well hold on...you asked for the definition of a 6th grade word and I provided it. If my definition didn't answer your question then perhaps you asked the wrong question? I've found that when people ask for definitions of basic words they are really trying to ask something else.

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    If "founded on" means "established", please explain how this relates, contextually, to the question in the OP. Does it mean that the US was based on Christian principles? Does it mean that the US was established because of Christian principles? Does it mean that the US is equated to Christian principles? The question is pretty complex.
    The complexity you refer to escapes me as I've already answered this: The government is secular, the nation as a whole is Christian.

    Principals exclusive to Christianity, such as accepting Jesus as your savior, the virgin birth, etc, are absent in the Constitution. This means the governing body is not Christian.

    Principals exclusive to Christianity, such as accepting Jesus as your savior, the virgin birth, etc, were overt and dominant in the social institutions, every day behaviors, speech, history and traditions of the common man. This means the nation as a people were Christian.

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    There are a wide range of beliefs inside the core of Christianity when looking at this list. Your answer is a little vague. Can you be a little more specific?
    Neither the DoI, Constitution, or any Federalist paper I can think of rely on any article of faith which is exclusive to any denomination. All of which, however, rely on the core principals of Christianity which each denomination in existence share with each other.

    As no document is based on any denomination, I fail to understand why you believe the specific types of Christianity involved is relevant in any way.
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    That is clear. Thank you.
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