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What do you think when you hear someone refer to America as a "christian nation"

  1. TheBlondie profile image60
    TheBlondieposted 7 years ago

    What do you think when you hear someone refer to America as a "christian nation"?

  2. irenemaria profile image72
    irenemariaposted 7 years ago

    To be christian means to live, behave and believe in Christ. Follow in his footsteps closely. I doubt that Americans do that.

  3. imsevenofnine4 profile image61
    imsevenofnine4posted 7 years ago

    In my opinion, America is no longer a "Christian nation" we have turned away from God and are now following man. There are many who claim they are Christians, but their actions say otherwise. I would estimate approximately 20% of America is Christians, aka Christ-followers, who live out what they believe.

  4. lburmaster profile image82
    lburmasterposted 7 years ago

    I think they are wrong. America is no longer a Christian nation. We have strayed from the wish of our founding fathers.

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    CollBposted 7 years ago

    Good as being a Catholic (Christian), I feel it's less of a 'burden' to bear when I know a 'first' class nation treats Christianity seriously.

    As a Christian, I find myself praying regularly and adapting Christian principles in my life - if an entire nation is seen as Christian-related, less explanation and general acceptance of Christian morality becomes the norm.

  6. krystalsmith profile image56
    krystalsmithposted 7 years ago

    What do I think? I think they are uneducated and missinformed. First the "founding fathers" were not the christians that people like to think they were. At the time of the founding of our country we were basically pagan when compared to the Christian European countries. People need to actually study history... and hearing it from your pastor does NOT make it even remotely true (same goes for news anchors and politicians)

  7. Matt in Jax profile image68
    Matt in Jaxposted 7 years ago

    America most definitely not a Christian nation so I would probably think delusional?

  8. wingedcentaur profile image83
    wingedcentaurposted 7 years ago

    I think of our Calvinist heritage. I don't know if you've ever heard of Max Weber's "The Protestant Work Ethic and The Spirit of Capitalism." Anyway the theme of some of my writings are about how American is a Calvinist nation (and so, if you count Calvinism as a version of Christianity, then the United States is, indeed, a Christian nation); and I believe that capitalism is basically monetized Calvinism.

    And as I see it, the Calvinism works in various and surprising ways, I think.

  9. Roger Rabbit profile image58
    Roger Rabbitposted 7 years ago

    I'd rather not say I don't want to offend.

  10. Eric Prado profile image75
    Eric Pradoposted 7 years ago

    I think it is a contradiction in terms as America is founded by a nation of "christians" who claim to be true, pure, and always right about everything, yet stole this land from its natives and forced them to live on reservations, founded segregation and deceit all at the same time.

  11. nightwork4 profile image59
    nightwork4posted 7 years ago

    i think, lmao. sure there are christians there but it is no where near what christianity is suppose to be about. just the crime rate alone destroys the christian tag.

  12. GNelson profile image77
    GNelsonposted 7 years ago

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  13. sir_tallest profile image64
    sir_tallestposted 7 years ago

    i'll say they are wrong.it's not because i don't believe Americans are no longer good christians but it has placed itself with the status of "free nation" so high that almost every god is served there.....I just see them as neutral in that aspect

  14. MPChris profile image78
    MPChrisposted 5 years ago

    I think people are grossly misinformed when they say the Founding Fathers were Christians, and wanted to establish a Christian nation. There are a few instances of quotes that would leave you to believe that it is Christian nation, but the Founding Fathers themselves tended to waffle on the theory, based on Election season.

    However, some astounding circumstantial evidence does exist.

    Many of these Founding Fathers were deists, which is not the same as modern day Christiandom or Christianity at the time. For example, Thomas Jefferson was so out of sync with the existing sects of Christianity that he practiced his own variant of it. He even wrote his own bible.

    Secondly, there is a very clear legislative basis for the fact that this is not a Christian Nation. The first is of course our fundamental right to the separation of Church and State. Jefferson made some great quotes on this.

    The second legislative evidence comes from the Treaty of Tripoli, Article 11. Wiki it. Keep in mind, that this was ratified in 1797 by many of the original members of Congress, and was signed into law by John Adams. You can look up to see who was on Congress at the time, but I think it serves to show that this treaty was ratified unanimously, and Adams did not decide to veto it.

    Essentially Article 11 states, in no uncertain terms whatsoever, that America is not a Christian Nation, was never intended to be such.

 
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