View Poll Results: Do you think the U.S. was intended to be a Christian Nation?

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    Re: Do you think this country was founded upon Christianity?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    What laws, Mellie, do we have that are based upon explicitly BIBLICAL values?
    Murder
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    Not paying your taxes (give unto Ceasar...)


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    Re: Do you think this country was founded upon Christianity?

    Quote Originally Posted by Toothpicvic View Post
    But I've proven sufficiently that the US was in no way founded on fundamentalist Christianity, nor was it intented to be a theocracy.
    Could you please point me to the poster that argued it was intended to be a theocracy? I'm interested to see if its user name is "STRAWMAN2010"

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    Re: Do you think this country was founded upon Christianity?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    Murder
    Robbery
    Identity theft (stealing)
    Not paying your taxes (give unto Ceasar...)
    None of these are explicitly christian principles or laws based explicitly on christian beliefs.

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    Re: Do you think this country was founded upon Christianity?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    None of these are explicitly christian principles or laws based explicitly on christian beliefs.
    Of course not. Yet they are things which are considered "wrong" Biblically.


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    Re: Do you think this country was founded upon Christianity?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    Of course not. Yet they are things which are considered "wrong" Biblically.
    Yes. However they're things considered wrong by other holy books, other government structures, and other philisophical belief structures as well so claiming them as "proof" of an explicitely Christian foundation is erronious becasue for it to be such proof those things would need to be SINGULAR to Christianity.

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    Re: Do you think this country was founded upon Christianity?

    To put it another way...

    A person is able to make money through doing work.

    However, saying that someone has money proves that they work is incorrect because there's other ways to get it.

    Likewise, a person is able to come to the belief that murder/theft/etc is illegal through christian teaching.

    However, saying that someone believing murder/theft/etc should be illegal proves that its due to them being christian is against incorrect because there's other ways to get to that conclussion.

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    Re: Do you think this country was founded upon Christianity?

    Your poll and your thread title are two completely different questions. Some of the founding fathers were Christians, and their religion probably influenced them, so the question the thread title is asking would have a "partially" answer, but the question you are asking in your poll is a complete and absolute "NO!"
    Reality tends to have a liberal bias.

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    Re: Do you think this country was founded upon Christianity?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    Murder
    Robbery
    Identity theft (stealing)
    Not paying your taxes (give unto Ceasar...)
    These acts were illegal in societies long before Jesus Christ ostensibly walked the earth. Code of Hammurabi @ Gavel2Gavel.com ||| Summary and Full Text
    Ancient Greek Legal System
    Roman law - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    I'm guessing you weren't a history major.

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    Re: Do you think this country was founded upon Christianity?

    My life-long goal now is to establish a religion that both picks Thomas Jefferson's pocket and breaks his leg.

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    Re: Do you think this country was founded upon Christianity?

    I'm fairly sure his pocket and legs have already disintegrated. :P


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