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    Re: Is America a Christian Nation?

    I wonder if the question would be better asked like this

    Should America rip up the constitution and replace it with the bible?
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    Re: Is America a Christian Nation?

    Quote Originally Posted by mikhail View Post
    I wonder if the question would be better asked like this

    Should America rip up the constitution and replace it with the bible?
    Well, no, not really...since the constitution deals with the Law of the STATE of America, and not the nation.

    Could you perhaps EXPLAIN yourself, or did you just want to pop in for a one liner that doesn't make any reasonable sense in the context of the discussion?

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    Re: Is America a Christian Nation?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    THAT IS WHAT I HAVE BEEN SAYING!! ARGH!

    One of the first times I have been completely dismissed and then had othes say the same thing and get credit, so it was frustrating...
    Read Tucker's posts. I've been arguing the same thing as you and Tuck's been arguing against it baed on the definition of nation being the population, not the government.

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    Re: Is America a Christian Nation?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    this talk about the Founding Fathers is irrelevant and completely off point...
    The Founding Fathers only created the government, the government is not the "Nation"...

    nation[ney-shuhn] Show   IPA
    –noun
    1. a large body of people, associated with a particular territory, that is sufficiently conscious of its unity to seek or to possess a government peculiarly its own: The president spoke to the nation about the new tax.
    2. the territory or country itself: the nations of Central America.
    3. a member tribe of an American Indian confederation.
    4. an aggregation of persons of the same ethnic family, often speaking the same language or cognate languages.

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    Many U.S. adult citizens identify themselves as Christians (76%)... non-Christian religions (including Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, and others) collectively make up about 4% ... Only 59% of Americans living in Western states report a belief in God, yet in the South (the "Bible Belt") the figure is as high as 86% ...

    Religion in the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


    Christian: (78.4%)
    Protestant (51.3%)
    Roman Catholic (23.9%)
    LDS (1.7%)

    Jehovah's Witness (0.7%)
    Orthodox (0.6%)
    other Christian (0.3%)
    no religion (16.1%)
    Jewish (1.7%)
    Buddhist (0.7%)
    Muslim (0.6%)
    Hindu (0.4%)
    other (1.2%)

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    If the people living under the government and in a country believe something, that is the nation. I have stated repeatedly that the question is phrased poorly.
    Not IMO.

    That just means the majority of people in the US believe in a God (or something along those lines).

    As I said before, it only means the US could be considered a nation of Christians, not that the US is a Christian nation.

    I do not consider the two as equal.
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    Re: Is America a Christian Nation?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    Not IMO.

    That just means the majority of people in the US believe in a God (or something along those lines).

    As I said before, it only means the US could be considered a nation of Christians, not that the US is a Christian nation.

    I do not consider the two as equal.
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    Re: Is America a Christian Nation?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    Not IMO.

    That just means the majority of people in the US believe in a God (or something along those lines).

    As I said before, it only means the US could be considered a nation of Christians, not that the US is a Christian nation.

    I do not consider the two as equal.
    So to break down what you'e saying....

    The United States of America is a Population of Christians not a Christian Population?



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    Re: Is America a Christian Nation?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    So to break down what you'e saying....

    The United States of America is a Population of Christians not a Christian Population?



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    Re: Is America a Christian Nation?

    Well looks like the Majority here know their history and know that it is not. Good news
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    Re: Is America a Christian Nation?

    Quote Originally Posted by mikhail View Post
    I wonder if the question would be better asked like this

    Should America rip up the constitution and replace it with the bible?
    Yeah that is it buddy
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    Re: Is America a Christian Nation?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Obama's administration is an administration of Democrats, not a Democrat Administration.
    I get that,... but I don't know if anyone else will.

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