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    Re: Was the United States founded on Christian principles?

    The FF's founded the constitution for the society that existed at the time and which they took for granted not for a vacuum. This was a Christian society and the one for which the constitution was made.
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    Re: Was the United States founded on Christian principles?

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    What....you think that you speak for him?
    No....I take him at his WORD.
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    Re: Was the United States founded on Christian principles?

    Quote Originally Posted by Arch Enemy View Post
    Bring it on buddy. The United States of America is defined as a country. And please, look through here (define: United States of America - Google Search) and tell me a definition that does call it a nation.
    So, what you are saying is they have to change the wording in the pledge of alligence to say "I pledge allegience, to the flag, of the United States of America, one country, under God, indivisible....yada, yada yada..."

    Good luck with that.

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    Re: Was the United States founded on Christian principles?

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    No....I take him at his WORD.
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    What....you think that you speak for him?
    No...I take him at his WORD:
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    17 "Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. 18 I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished.
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    Re: Was the United States founded on Christian principles?

    Being as the FF's were for the most part Christian even if they weren't saints they did base the Constitution on their beliefs, which was Christian for the most part. They however took it a bit farther and made it to where the laws could accomodate everyones beliefs and not just their own. So while the US may have been founded by Christians it was not necessarily made FOR Christians only.

    I picked yes in the poll however I think that there should have been another option. Both.
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    Re: Was the United States founded on Christian principles?

    Quote Originally Posted by Arch Enemy View Post
    It was founded on principles that were around way before the Bible.
    No; the Bible (Old Testament, anyway) is one of the oldest documents in the world, going back at least 3000 years. That's before Greek society flourished. That's before Roman society flourished. There are no principles upon which the country was founded which predates it.

    Besides, it was founded on the principles of the Anglo-Scottish Enlightenment, which at the time was only 100-150 years old.
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    Re: Was the United States founded on Christian principles?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    No; the Bible (Old Testament, anyway) is one of the oldest documents in the world, going back at least 3000 years. That's before Greek society flourished. That's before Roman society flourished. There are no principles upon which the country was founded which predates it.
    Really? Did you sleep through World History in high school?

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    Re: Was the United States founded on Christian principles?

    Quote Originally Posted by EgoffTib View Post
    Really? Did you sleep through World History in high school?

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    What about it? There's very little in the foundational philosophical principles of this country to be found in the Code of Hammurabi; just because it's one of the oldest known written laws doesn't mean our law was modeled after it other than in the most simple sense that it codified law. It's not a blueprint for an early form of democracy or republic.

    And besides, the Founders had no idea it even existed.
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    Re: Was the United States founded on Christian principles?

    *sigh* who can even answer the question? Anyone?

    Look, Christian principals played a role, and a fair role. I mean, cmon, THIS WAS THEIR CULTURE! There are at least going to be ALLUSIONS to christianity. Not because there is meant to be, or even that the founding fathers WANTED there to be, it's just part of their culture.

    Now, with that out of the way. Before we can answer the question, we have to address an important factor, the times were much, much, different. What do I mean by this? Well, in today's world, we split religions into certain politics. If you are a christian, you are against abortion, and likely gay marriage. If you are not a christian or religious at all, you are likely for abortion and gay marriage (There are, of course, exceptions to these 2 statements but, this simply the general rule).

    Back in that time though, it wasn't like that. Back then, you may have been liberal, you may have been conservative, but you were always a christian. Back then, politics wasn't split on religious grounds. People who were for the constitution were christians, and the people who were against it were also christians. That was just the culture at the time.

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    Re: Was the United States founded on Christian principles?

    Quote Originally Posted by EgoffTib View Post
    Really? Did you sleep through World History in high school?

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    You realize that the Torah existed in verbal form long before it was written down don't you?
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