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

    Quote Originally Posted by AlbqOwl View Post
    As something of a Biblical historian, I have been enjoying your posts. Most modern Bible experts have placed Genesis 1--the first creation story--as one of the latest of Old Testament documents most likley written during the disapora period - probably late sixth century or possibly even a bit later. This would have put it very close to the culture of early scientific thought that gave us Socrates, Plato, Xenophon, Aristophanes, and ultimately Aristotle. However, while the first chapter of Genesis was not exactly produced in a scientific vacuum, it was not intended to be scientific but rather was a pure doctrinal statement to illustrate that all that was, is, or will ever be comes from God. The second chapter of Genesis was one of the earliest manuscripts included in what we call the Old Testament.

    None of this, however, addresses the question of whether the country was founded on Christian principles, but I have always held to concept that one cannot fully understand or appreciate the New Testament without a good grounding in the Old Testament as all the writers of the New Testament well knew and took the content of the Old Testament for granted and assumed their readers did so also. And so did the Founders in their Christian beliefs see that all that was, is, and will be comes from God, and founded this country on that belief and therefore the unalienable rights given by God would not be infringed.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
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    Re: Do you think this country was founded upon Christianity?

    christian's arent perfect,but the ten commandments are probabley a little more tolerant than most other countries that will just go ahead and stone you on the spot.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by mainstream12 View Post
    christian's arent perfect,but the ten commandments are probabley a little more tolerant than most other countries that will just go ahead and stone you on the spot.
    Most other countries will stone you on the spot? Really? I think you better fact check yourself on that one.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
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    Re: Do you think this country was founded upon Christianity?

    Quote Originally Posted by mainstream12 View Post
    christian's arent perfect,but the ten commandments are probabley a little more tolerant than most other countries that will just go ahead and stone you on the spot.
    There are perhaps 3 or 4 countries that allow stoning... that is NOT "most".
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    Re: Do you think this country was founded upon Christianity?

    Quote Originally Posted by BCR View Post
    I hear all the time that "this is a Christian Nation". Do you think this is so.
    "As the Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion; as it has in itself no character of enmity against the laws, religion, or tranquillity, of Mussulmen; and, as the said States never entered into any war, or act of hostility against any Mahometan nation, it is declared by the parties, that no pretext arising from religious opinions, shall ever produce an interruption of the harmony existing between the two countries."- Article 11 of the Treaty of Tripoli. Authored by Barlow, fully endorsed by Adams.
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    Re: Do you think this country was founded upon Christianity?

    Hmm this poll is too simplistic.

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    The US was founded as a country in which freedom of religious practice was paramount, and the values of the founders had strong Christian roots.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by cAPSLOCK View Post
    Hmm this poll is too simplistic.

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    The US was founded as a country in which freedom of religious practice was paramount, and the values of the founders had strong Christian roots.
    Does that include witch burnings?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Holy cow what is up with all the Necromancy lately.... this thread was two years dead, why resurrect it now?


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    Yeah, I have been away from DP for awhile, this thread came up in my queue and I failed to note the date. Sorry about that. However its resurrection is generating some response so maybe it's all good?
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