I certainly know what the word means. What I am asking is how it is being used, contextually. I ask this in order to understand what the context of the question is.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.
If what you say above, you are referring to when the country was founded, I would agree. However, this was not denoted or defined, as far as I could see, until after my post. I saw it and if this is what the OP is referring to, then the context of the question is now clarified. This is really all I was looking for.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.
You explained the context of the OP that I was looking for, above. Thank you. Someone finally clarified things for me.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.