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View Poll Results: Was America founded as a Christian nation?
Yes 37 25.69%
No 94 65.28%
other (please explain) 13 9.03%
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Old January 10th, 2017, 09:26 AM   #351

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Worship of the Almighty Dollar is closer to anti-Christian than it is Christian.
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Old January 10th, 2017, 12:29 PM   #352

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A tough question to answer.

Personally, I think that "America was founded as a Christian nation," and "America was not founded as a Christian nation." are both misleading statements.
I think the founders didn't want people to be required to be Christian, as a few of them were Deists, but they didn't really want America to be quickly filled up with new ideas either. People who are hostile to Christianity resort far too much to the personal writings of Jefferson to try to lay out what our founding principles were. Jefferson was one of the few who was somewhat in the camp of not caring what people believed.

There is also the lie that most of the founders were deists. The vast majority were Christians. With any question, I think you have to work to dispel common misconceptions and misinformation campaigns.
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Old January 10th, 2017, 12:36 PM   #353

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The Constitution reads, "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion …"

So, yes and no, but mostly no.
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Old January 10th, 2017, 02:06 PM   #354

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Yes Indeed it was.

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Old January 10th, 2017, 05:00 PM   #355

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The US was not founded as Christian nation but was created by the Christians. Naturally the Christian culture shall surface upon it.
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Old January 12th, 2017, 11:14 PM   #356

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Yes - very simply because nobody ever anticipated that there would be anything BUT Christianity here, but not because the founders were bigots who couldn't tolerate other sects. The way America was founded generated neither prohibition nor endorsement of other religions.
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