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

    Quote Originally Posted by Kali View Post
    I do not recall saying none were X-tians. Care to point out where I said that? Do not waste your time because you cannot. It is clear that the majority of them were not. That pretty much sums it up. The End
    A clear majority were indeed Christian, not the other way around. Of course this has nothing to do with the fact that America is a predominantly Christian nation with a secular government as they intended.
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    Re: Do you think this country was founded upon Christianity?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kali View Post
    Please do not try to claim I am anxious about anything, ok?

    I find it pretty arrogant of you to assume I wish that my founding fathers are/were like me. Look save your shrink crap for someone else as you do not know me. Got it.

    You are being condesending and do not doubt my ability to pick up on it.
    And your proof that most of our Founders weren't Christian...................?


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

    It is to my understanding that most of the founding fathers were not Christians i think Adams was the only one, most were either Deists or some other form of that although many still attended church since it was the "socially except able" thing to do back then but if you read a lot of Jefferson and Franklin 's quotes you will see that they were not Christians. ( especially Jefferson he hated the clergy and saw them as "oppressors of liberty") and of course many can agree that Thomas Paine was a hard core Deist.
    " Those who plan to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it" - Thomas Paine
    "A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have. " -Thomas Jefferson

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Resist the gov. View Post
    It is to my understanding that most of the founding fathers were not Christians i think Adams was the only one, most were either Deists or some other form of that although many still attended church since it was the "socially except able" thing to do back then but if you read a lot of Jefferson and Franklin 's quotes you will see that they were not Christians. ( especially Jefferson he hated the clergy and saw them as "oppressors of liberty") and of course many can agree that Thomas Paine was a hard core Deist.
    Wrong on so many counts. Oy!


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

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    Wrong on so many counts. Oy!
    How so?




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

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    Wrong on so many counts. Oy!
    O? and what are you basing your statement off of?
    " Those who plan to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it" - Thomas Paine
    "A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have. " -Thomas Jefferson

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

    Read the thread.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by Resist the gov. View Post
    It is to my understanding that most of the founding fathers were not Christians i think Adams was the only one, most were either Deists or some other form of that although many still attended church since it was the "socially except able" thing to do back then but if you read a lot of Jefferson and Franklin 's quotes you will see that they were not Christians. ( especially Jefferson he hated the clergy and saw them as "oppressors of liberty") and of course many can agree that Thomas Paine was a hard core Deist.
    And you would be wrong...

    Religious Affiliation of the Delegates to the
    Constitutional Convention of 1787, including the
    Signers of the Constitution of the United States of America


    Daniel Carroll Maryland Catholic
    Thomas Fitzsimons Pennsylvania Catholic
    Roger Sherman Connecticut Congregationalist
    Nathaniel Gorham Massachusetts Congregationalist
    John Langdon New Hampshire Congregationalist
    Nicholas Gilman New Hampshire Congregationalist
    Abraham Baldwin Georgia Congregationalist; Episcopalian
    William Samuel Johnson Connecticut Episcopalian; Presbyterian
    James Madison Jr. Virginia Episcopalian
    George Read Delaware Episcopalian
    Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer Maryland Episcopalian
    David Brearly New Jersey Episcopalian
    Richard Dobbs Spaight, Sr. North Carolina Episcopalian
    Robert Morris Pennsylvania Episcopalian
    Gouverneur Morris Pennsylvania Episcopalian
    John Rutledge South Carolina Episcopalian
    Charles Cotesworth Pinckney South Carolina Episcopalian
    Charles Pinckney South Carolina Episcopalian
    Pierce Butler South Carolina Episcopalian
    George Washington Virginia Episcopalian
    Benjamin Franklin Pennsylvania Episcopalian (Deist)
    William Blount North Carolina Episcopalian; Presbyterian
    James Wilson Pennsylvania Episcopalian; Presbyteran
    Rufus King Massachusetts Episcopalian; Congregationalist
    Jacob Broom Delaware Lutheran
    William Few Georgia Methodist
    Richard Bassett Delaware Methodist
    Gunning Bedford Jr. Delaware Presbyterian
    James McHenry Maryland Presbyterian
    William Livingston New Jersey Presbyterian
    William Paterson New Jersey Presbyterian
    Hugh Williamson North Carolina Presbyterian
    Jared Ingersoll Pennsylvania Presbyterian
    Alexander Hamilton New York Huguenot; Presbyterian; Episcopalian
    Jonathan Dayton New Jersey Presbyterian; Episcopalian
    John Blair Virginia Presbyterian; Episcopalian
    John Dickinson Delaware Quaker; Episcopalian
    George Clymer Pennsylvania Quaker; Episcopalian
    Thomas Mifflin Pennsylvania Quaker; Lutheran


    Name of Non-Signing Delegate State Religious Affiliation

    Oliver Ellsworth Connecticut Congregationalist
    Caleb Strong Massachusetts Congregationalist
    John Lansing, Jr. New York Dutch Reformed
    Robert Yates New York Dutch Reformed
    William Houstoun Georgia Episcopalian
    William Leigh Pierce Georgia Episcopalian
    Luther Martin Maryland Episcopalian
    John F. Mercer Maryland Episcopalian
    Elbridge Gerry Massachusetts Episcopalian
    George Mason Virginia Episcopalian
    Edmund J. Randolph Virginia Episcopalian
    George Wythe Virginia Episcopalian
    James McClurg Virginia Presbyterian
    William C. Houston New Jersey Presbyterian
    William R. Davie North Carolina Presbyterian
    Alexander Martin North Carolina Presbyterian
    - Religion of the Founding Fathers of America
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    Benjii likes the protests...he'd be largely irrelevant without them. So he needs to speak where he knows there will be protests against him and that makes him responsible for the protests.
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    Re: Do you think this country was founded upon Christianity?

    Where did this myth that "the majority of our Founders weren't Christian" come from?


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

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    Where did this myth that "the majority of our Founders weren't Christian" come from?
    It came from the fact that Jefferson, Paine, and Franklin were not Christians and i wouldnt classify it soley as a myth since there is some truth in it.
    " Those who plan to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it" - Thomas Paine
    "A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have. " -Thomas Jefferson

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