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

    well im going to stay on topic and answer the actual questions but, Well, which is it?

    The thread title is "Do you think this country was founded upon Christianity?"
    The poll question is "Do you think the U.S. was intended to be a Christian Nation?"

    As for the thread title the answer is yes and no, Our country was in fact founded with RELIGION period among other things. Religion of course influenced our laws, rights and constitution but wasn't the only factor.

    As for the Poll question the answer is NO, absolutely not. To think other wise is nonsense, we are not a christian nation, never will be and we never intended to be. That would actually go against pretty much everything america stands for.
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    Re: Do you think this country was founded upon Christianity?

    No, it was intended to be a planned to be a diverse country with tolerance to all religions.
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    Re: Do you think this country was founded upon Christianity?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    You've never read one George Washington speech, Thomas Jefferson letter or Benjamin Rush quote, have you?
    Irrelevant.

    Ever read any of the first 13 colonies' Constitutions?
    Here is Virginia's. Show me which one of these is a 'Christian value'. Wait. Read this part:

    Constitution of Virginia

    No man shall be compelled to frequent or support any religious worship, place, or ministry whatsoever, nor shall be enforced, restrained, molested, or burthened in his body or goods, nor shall otherwise suffer on account of his religious opinions or belief; but all men shall be free to profess and by argument to maintain their opinions in matters of religion, and the same shall in nowise diminish, enlarge, or affect their civil capacities.
    Within which 'Christian value' does the free exercise of religion fall?

    Ever taken a look at the architecture of that day?
    Irrelevant. "Western architecture" is derived from Roman and Muslim works which in turn came from the knowledge they'd gathered from conquered peoples. But please. Enlighten us. What about the architecture of the day?

    But please, before you go off on your silly questioning and mouth foaming, why don't you explain to us which Christian values this country was founded upon? The equality of all men? It couldn't have been that considering how many of the founders were slave owners. Was it love for your neighbor? Which Christian values were used when drafting the Constitution? I'm dying to know.
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    Re: Do you think this country was founded upon Christianity?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    As usual, not a single source or fact. Just a lot of mouthfoaming.
    Really? In which book of the bible can I find a reference to representative republics?
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    Re: Do you think this country was founded upon Christianity?

    I dont think the US is a Christian nation, but todays social structure in the US does have its roots in Christianity, as does Europe.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    pb, I found an article that she wrote about it instead of watching the video. She claims that the Congress never authorized The Bible and never said it should be used in schools, yes?
    How come there is no link to the article she wrote?
    The point of the video was the revisionist David Barton and Glenn Beck that the Bible was printed by Congress is pure BS. Their point being that the founding fathers meant for the teaching of the Bible in schools and of course the Bible was subsequently taken out of the schools.

    Chris Rodda points out the reason Congress authorized the Bible was because it was an accurate reproduction and nothing else. You should really watch the video as she destroys revisionist David Barton.


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

    Does any aspect of our government come from Christianity itself as opposed to the beliefs and traditions of people who happen to be Christian?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Anarcho-fascist View Post
    Does any aspect of our government come from Christianity itself as opposed to the beliefs and traditions of people who happen to be Christian?
    The rights we have are there because the founders believed that the Christian God has given them to us.
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    Re: Do you think this country was founded upon Christianity?

    pb, I read her article....I'm sure you can find it on her site....she doesn't "destroy" David Barton at all. She agrees that Congress approved the production of the Bible. Congress also knew it was being printed in order to use in schools.

    I assume you're talking about when Glenn and David showed the Bible and said, "Congress printed this Bible". Well, of course government didn't print the Bible. They misspoke there. They meant Congress APPROVED the printing. Glenn read it right off the page in the Bible. He shouldn't have said "Congress printed this Bible."

    I think she's grasping at straws in order to find just SOMETHING to complain about. And if you call that "destroying" David Barton....that's just ridiculous.
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    Re: Do you think this country was founded upon Christianity?

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    The rights we have are there because the founders believed that the Christian God has given them to us.
    Uh No. The rights we have are there because we have a government to enforce them.

    Read more Heinlein, especially the part in the novel "Starship Troopers" about the inherent nature of rights.

    "Ah, yes, the 'unalienable rights.' Each year someone quotes that magnificent poetry. Life? What 'right' to life has a man who is drowning in the Pacific? The ocean will not hearken to his cries. What 'right' to life has a man who must die if he is to save his children? If he chooses to save his own life, does he do so as a matter of 'right'? If two men are starving and cannibalism is the only alternative to death, which man's right is 'unalienable'? And is it 'right'?

    As to liberty, the heroes who signed that great document pledged themselves to buy liberty with their lives. Liberty is always unalienable; it must be redeemed regularly with the blood of patriots or it is always vanquished. Of all the so-called 'natural human rights' that have ever been invented, liberty is least likely to be cheap and is never free of cost."
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