Yes, it was.
No, it wasn't.
I don't even understand why this controversy has gone on so long...
It is obvious the answer is NO!
America was founded on religious freedoms not Christianity...
It is a moot point in terms of enforcement because Tripoli violated it a few years later after not getting tribute given to Algiers and Tunis despite the fact that the Treaty of Tripoli specifically stated no further tribute was be required.
If the treaty is written in a language, that is the language that is authoritative. There is nothing speculative about it.
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It was absolutely not founded on Christian principles, in fact, in every case where the founding fathers had the opportunity to insert religion into the process, it was soundly rejected. There were certainly some Christians involved, just as there were some deists and some atheists, but they all saw the importance of separation of church and state, they had escaped from the tyranny of England and Europe where religion poisoned politics and didn't want to make the same mistake here.
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Last edited by Jerry; 01-29-09 at 11:29 AM.
Not on the "Christian" principles of today. The term "Christian" as is commonly used today has very little to do with anything the Jesus Christ associated himself with. Today "Christian" is essentially a political body of individuals who aren't focused on following the principles the Christ taught, but rather seek to infiltrate society with their right-wing social agenda.
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