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Old June 21st, 2011, 07:39 PM   #1
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Why did America become such a religious country if its founders were secular/deists?


Why did america became such a religious country? I think it's the most religious country as compared to the other developed countries!
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Saying that its founders were secular/deists? ...
is just another example lumping " the founders " into one big pile.

They were all individuals with many varried views on
God/religion/human rights/liberty/laws/slavery/freedom/power/tea/taxes/
military/expansion/states/nationalism/england/france/economics/
northern/southern/mercantile/agro....etc
...they were not made with a cookie cutter.
Many firmly believed in God... not all... but many.
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Saying that its founders were secular/deists? ...
is just another example lumping " the founders " into one big pile.

They were all individuals with many varried views on
God/religion/human rights/liberty/laws/slavery/freedom/power/tea/taxes/
military/expansion/states/nationalism/england/france/northern/southern....etc
...they were not made with a cookie cutter.
Many firmly believed in God... not all... but many.
Yeah... I realized that I was generalizing a lot.... But you've got to admit that MANY of 'em were secular or deists, which was the common trend in that era
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Why did america became such a religious country? I think it's the most religious country as compared to the other developed countries!
If you read up on American history, religion was a primary cause for colonization. For the Spanish it was more about spreading Christianity while for the earliest English colonists, barring the original Jamestown and Roanoke colonists, it was all about being able to practice their religions in peace and without fear of persecution. The Puritans, the Pilgrims, the Catholics, etc. all came to practice their form of Christianity in peace. This is where it all started.

As per our founders, most American citizens were Protestants or some form of Protestants.
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A large majority of founders believed in God or a creator...
but it breaks down, in detail, from there.

Religion / God (as a whole) was very important to a large segment
of early American society.

When one looks at the religion of say a Washington or a Jefferson... it's easy to question this or that ( i.e. the details )
... but I find no reason to believe that either didn't believe in God.
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A large majority of founders believed in God or a creator...
but it breaks down in detail from there.

Religion / God (as a whole) was very important to a large segment
of early American society.
Check this out and lemme know what you think about this:

The U.S. NOT founded upon Christianity

Little-Known U.S. Document Proclaims America's Government is Secular - The Early America Review, Summer 1997
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One could say it is the price of tolerance.
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One could say it is the price of tolerance.
Pedro, you live in C.R?? I live in Panama dude! Right next to ya xD
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IMO just agenda based pulp

those that say the nation was "founded on God"... are IMO wrong.
those that spend time attempting to prove all the founders were
secular and against God or religion... are also wrong.
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Pedro, you live in C.R?? I live in Panama dude! Right next to ya xD
Cool. My sister-in-law is from Panama. Her grandfather was once El Presidente of the country, for almost a whole 24 hours.
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