Are we a Christian Nation?

Sorry to be so serious these days, but this is crazy interesting… What do you think?

6 Comments

  1. Buzzard
    Posted June 17, 2009 at 12:48 pm | Permalink

    Heck no. Never intended as such. The first people were of so many different belief systems and the frontier was so big that there was room for all. That is what we were supposed to be — a nation of religious freedom. If you want to be a serious Christian don’t look to Washingtom. Look to your church, your Bible and Jesus.

  2. Buzzard
    Posted June 17, 2009 at 12:56 pm | Permalink

    Oh, and also, we have always had a habit of tacking on scripture and prayers and other Judeo-Christian symbols to our nation’s statements and acts and monuments, but we have NEVER as a nation behaved according to Biblical principles. And that is the difference. Judeo-Christian nation? I think not. Judeo-Christian hypocrites, maybe.

  3. Posted June 17, 2009 at 1:07 pm | Permalink

    Are our legislators REALLY having these discussions on our dime?

    Someone is trying to curry favor with James Dobson.

  4. Derek
    Posted June 17, 2009 at 2:30 pm | Permalink

    The Buzzard hit it right on.

  5. amber
    Posted June 17, 2009 at 3:13 pm | Permalink

    I just finished a class at Georgia State University that studied comparatively the books “A History of the American People” by Paul Johnson, and “The History of the United States” by Howard Zinn.

    Two very different authors, one American on British, one conservative the other liberal with two very different perspectives on the foundation of the United States.

    In both books, early America was colonized by zealous Christians who saw the new land as “The Promised Land” to which they were responsible to lay the foundation for. Over and over again in early American history, the arguments, battles, discrepancies between the colonists were based on Christian principles. In fact, Sir Walter Raleigh who was the first Governor over the Colonies was ousted in an uproar over his “immoral un-Christian ways”. The church of England presided over the Colonies for years and years and it was a mandatory act of practice to incorporate Christian beliefs with state-hood, laws, and governing. There was no governance erected in early America without the Christian-Judeo principals.

    Queen Elizabeth is quoted as saying that the first colonization at Roanoke Island, VA failed due to “a lack of religion”.

    I’m not sure you really know your American history if you don’t understand how Christianity really played a part.

    I’d say right now at this time in history, we are far far from being Christian in any matter. It was a great foundation, but people have to uphold that foundation and the more liberal this country gets, the further we are from our roots.

  6. amber
    Posted June 17, 2009 at 3:14 pm | Permalink

    PS….I got an A in this class…..a very VERY liberal class….

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