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Do you think the Founding Fathers intended a Christian Nation?


This question is in specific reference to two important pieces of legislative evidence. Both, the 1st Amendment and the Treaty of Tripoli (Article 11). Keep in mind that the Treaty was ratified by many of the original founding fathers, and was signed into law by none other than John Adams in 1797.

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    Deborah M Jones 4 years ago

    Jefferson was tutored by the Reverend James Maury, a learned man, in the finest classical tradition. He began the study of Latin, Greek, and French at the age of 9. He attended William and Mary College in Williamsburg at sixteen years old, then conti


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    Deidre Shelden (Ms Dee) 4 years ago

    d.william, you are ignoring historical facts that are all clearly documented. The First Amendment, also, was to protect religious practices from government interferance--quite the opposite from what you believe to be the case.


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    Deidre Shelden (Ms Dee) 4 years ago

    By the same token, neither did the Founders believe Christianity should be resisted or war attempted against it. The very government they designed was based on Christian principles with no intent on those founding principles being changed.


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    Deidre Shelden (Ms Dee) 4 years ago

    Exactly! So, freedom means free to follow whatever religion and no other power is to oppress it, as some other commenters here imply. I do not understand how some take Christianity as oppressing free will.


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    Deborah M Jones 4 years ago

    Signer Robert Treat Paine was a native of Massachusetts, born in 1731. He was expected, by family tradition, to become a Minister. He got high marks at the Boston Latin School and was admitted to Harvard College, where he graduated in 1749. He taught


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    d.william 4 years ago

    These ignorantly biased religious "errors" of the past certainly cannot be used for any governmental religious foundations of today, or be allowed to influence our gov. Christianity is far from being all that is pertinent.


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    d.william 4 years ago

    modern day christians still live in a fantasy world all their own. Thank god for diversity in this world.


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