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

    Quote Originally Posted by ads1981 View Post
    No, but you calling anybody who disagrees "a complete moron" shows a certain lack of the civility to which this board aspires.
    I apologize as in hindsight it was indeed out of hand. It's become a habit for me to call people who I think are ignorant morons, which I need to stop.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    How many of the founding fathers were Jewish or Muslim?
    No clue, and the number is meaningless in relation to attempting to state that our laws prove that the founders were Christians in and of themself.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    How many of the founding fathers were Jewish or Muslim?
    I don't believe any of them were. Most of the world was anti semitic at that time.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    You forgot adultry.
    When was the last time that an adultery case was prosecuted in the U.S.? Feel free to provide dates and locations.

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

    So, because certain Biblical laws weren't enacted legally in the US that means the country wasn't founded upon Christian ideals? The Constitution clearly makes reference to Jesus. The Declaration says we have our rights because God gave them to us. The US was not created to be a Christian theocracy, it was created and influenced by Christianity and Christians. I would venture to say 98% of the colonial population was Christian, that the vast majority of founding fathers were Christians, and that there are clear references to the Christian God within our founding documents. In this country anyone can be free to be an atheist, but it's foolish to ignore and deny the Christian heritage of the US.
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    Re: Do you think this country was founded upon Christianity?

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    So, because certain Biblical laws weren't enacted legally in the US that means the country wasn't founded upon Christian ideals? The Constitution clearly makes reference to Jesus. The Declaration says we have our rights because God gave them to us. The US was not created to be a Christian theocracy, it was created and influenced by Christianity and Christians. I would venture to say 98% of the colonial population was Christian, that the vast majority of founding fathers were Christians, and that there are clear references to the Christian God within our founding documents. In this country anyone can be free to be an atheist, but it's foolish to ignore and deny the Christian heritage of the US.
    Most of the founders were deists who simply believe in a Creator, not a God. Where is Jesus referenced in the Constitution? The goal in the Constitution is found in the Preamble - to have a "more perfect union" I presume over British rule.
    Last edited by pbrauer; 06-29-10 at 12:07 PM.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    So, because certain Biblical laws weren't enacted legally in the US that means the country wasn't founded upon Christian ideals? The Constitution clearly makes reference to Jesus. The Declaration says we have our rights because God gave them to us. The US was not created to be a Christian theocracy, it was created and influenced by Christianity and Christians. I would venture to say 98% of the colonial population was Christian, that the vast majority of founding fathers were Christians, and that there are clear references to the Christian God within our founding documents. In this country anyone can be free to be an atheist, but it's foolish to ignore and deny the Christian heritage of the US.
    Whoa, dude. the constitution does not mention Jesus.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    So, because certain Biblical laws weren't enacted legally in the US that means the country wasn't founded upon Christian ideals?
    Specifically, what Christian ideals do you believe were foundational to creating this nation?

    The Constitution clearly makes reference to Jesus.
    History fail. The constitution makes no mention of god or Jesus.
    The Declaration says we have our rights because God gave them to us.
    No. The Declaration never mentions your god (YHWH). The Declaration makes mention of a creator, but is non-specific.

    that there are clear references to the Christian God within our founding documents.
    Quotes plz?

    In this country anyone can be free to be an atheist, but it's foolish to ignore and deny the Christian heritage of the US.
    Insert eyeroll.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    You forgot adultry.
    Adultry is not illegal.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    In this quote he professes a belief in God, so no, he is not agnostic.
    In private communications with his son, Jefferson comes off well more atheist than anything else.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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