Gettin' real sick of the Tea Party. . Said New Founding Father Ever. Quite the opposite was said actually. "As the Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion..." J
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Gettin' real sick of the Tea Party

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#7 - anonymous (07/12/2013) [+] (6 replies)
Before this stupid ******* goes on too long i would like you all to look up records and letters written by early presidents. The point of separating church and state was to make sure the religious problems plaguing Europe wouldn't come here. Also many time for the first hundred or so years or america the congress building regularly hosted christian sermons and government fund were provided to send missionaries to the indian tribes. George Washington himself sent a large number of letters to the Pope and contacted him on a regular basis for theological concerns. In all honesty the idea of secularism that we understand today did not even exist at this time as there was no real counterargument to creationism. Hell, the basis of the declaration of independence was the concept of being endowed by OUR CREATOR with unalienable rights. The entire basis of this argument is flawed because secularists think that their understanding of secularism is the same as today.
#8 to #7 - teranin ONLINE (07/12/2013) [-]
Deist is not christian. Our nation is not, nor was ever claimed to be, a christian nation, it is a nation wherein the founders wanted people to be able to rationally choose their own beliefs. George Washington is one of very few founding fathers who never explicitly described what his religious beliefs were, and he could very well have been Christian, but the founding documents of this nation were written by a group of men who were dramatically and predominantly Deist

Every phrase and circumstance are marked with the barbarous hand of superstitious torture, and forced into meanings it was impossible they could have. The head of every chapter, and the top of every page, are blazoned with the names of Christ and the Church, that the unwary reader might suck in the error before he began to read. ~Thomas Paine
User avatar #22 - xXCorpitoXx (07/13/2013) [+] (3 replies)
"In God We Trust"
#23 to #22 - dcj (07/13/2013) [-]
That wasn't added to our money until the 1950s, when we were trying to distinguish ourselves from the more secular Soviets.
That wasn't added to our money until the 1950s, when we were trying to distinguish ourselves from the more secular Soviets.
#6 - Hightower (07/12/2013) [-]
Quite the opposite was said actually.
"As the Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion..." John Adams - Treaty of Tripoli, Article XI 1796
User avatar #2 - SkoalKing (07/12/2013) [+] (5 replies)
I think their freedom of religion meant any denomination of christianity because at the time the whole catholic versus COE in England thing
#3 to #2 - teranin ONLINE (07/12/2013) [-]
The majority of the founding fathers were Deists, which is to say they did not subscribe to any religion but did believe there was a higher power.

Question with boldness even the existence of a god; because if there be one he must approve of the homage of reason more than that of blindfolded fear.
-Thomas Jefferson, letter to Peter Carr, August 10, 1787
User avatar #27 - manwithmanynames (07/13/2013) [+] (89 replies)
America was founded upon the idea of freedom of religion, not freedom from religion. So will people stop bashing us Christians for believing our religion.
#31 to #27 - magmon (07/13/2013) [-]
Freedom from law based upon any specific religious codex. Christians catch **** for their judgement of others and attempting to pass law from their bible in modern culture.
User avatar #133 - arrisarrad (07/13/2013) [+] (3 replies)
Except, you know...a lot of them. Just not the ones anybody puts on money.
User avatar #139 to #133 - KazumaKyu ONLINE (07/13/2013) [-]
Except, you know... literally not a single goddamn one.

Since, you know... they drafted and signed a document stating the exact opposite of that nonsense.
User avatar #12 - vonspyder (07/13/2013) [+] (2 replies)
Its **** like "Our laws are christian laws, we are a christian nation herpaderp" that drove me to leave the republican party and join the libertarian party. Both mainstream ideologies in the end are ******* nuts.
#167 - stimpiltan (07/13/2013) [-]
tl;dr the whole entire comment section
tl;dr the whole entire comment section
#102 - bobbysnobby (07/13/2013) [+] (2 replies)
What is America's True Form of Government?
The American government also is not a Democracy. Clarkson is ready for your rage.
#66 - angelusprimus (07/13/2013) [-]
Actually Founding Fathers stated outright that USA is NOT founded any sense on Christian religion.
Read up on the treaty of Tripoli.
The Treaty of Tripoli, passed by the U.S. Senate in 1797, read in part: "The government of the United States is not in any sense founded on the Christian religion." The treaty was written during the Washington DJ 4DM1Nistration, and sent to the Senate during the Adams DJ 4DM1Nistration. It was read aloud to the Senate, and each Senator received a printed copy. This was the 339th time that a recorded vote was required by the Senate, but only the third time a vote was unanimous (the next time was to honor George Washington). There is no record of any debate or dissension on the treaty.
#131 - grotesquefailure (07/13/2013) [-]
Everyone's debating religion so I'm just going to leave this cat .gif here.
Everyone's debating religion so I'm just going to leave this cat .gif here.
#14 - I Am Monkey (07/13/2013) [-]
MFW I'm DJ 4DM1N of this channel and can ban people for no reason.
User avatar #173 - blamie (07/13/2013) [+] (4 replies)
I'm not a christian, I'm an Atheist of the most assholish breed, but look at our national anthem, look in our ******* bill of rights, the necessary and proper clause, it says god (I'm pretty sure of the christian breed) a lot, it's all signed to his name. On the original money, on our money today: "IN GOD WE TRUST" So retard, before you start slinging stupid **** like this, look at what religion has done for this country, it was founded on god, and I can tell you for sure that it lives on god weather you like it or not, weather "God" exists or not. I think anyone who slings crap like this on the internet is just a commie nazi jew from canada who needs to be banned from this plane of existance.
#177 to #173 - teranin ONLINE (07/13/2013) [-]
few counterpoints, I just woke up so forgive me if I'm short with you.

1: The national anthem was chosen by congressional order in 1916, 140 years after this country's founding, and has absolutely no bearing on the founding fathers or their intentions
2: The origin of the use of In God we Trust is traced back to 1861, during the civil war an influential reverend petitioned the treasury (which at the time, only issued coins) to put a reference to god on union money so as to promote the idea that god was on the side of the union forces. American paper money was all issued by private banks at the time. This was not universally done for American coins until 1936, at which time all of our coinage had been "converted" so to speak. As for our paper money, the US only started printing it's own paper money around 1916 when that sick **** Woodrow Wilson created the Federal Reserve Bank (which is, in my opinion, the worst decision made by an american president ever, hands down.) However, our Motto and what was printed on the money at the time was E Pluribus Unum which loosely translates to something like "many as one". In God we Trust was adopted as the motto of the united states by Eisenhower in 1957, 41 years after the federal government began printing paper money, and it was done to essentially naysay the state enforced atheism of the Soviet Union, to assist in differentiating us from them, in some sort of twisted bid for moral high ground (which, let's face it, it would be nearly impossible NOT to have the moral high ground against someone like Stalin).

What was the point of all that information I just gave you? Quite simply, at no time were the founding fathers involved in any way with your "examples" of our country being founded as a christian nation. We were actually founded by a group of Deists, and the constitution was written based on the values of the Enlightenment. I would venture to suggest that you should either return to school and pay attention during American History class, or if you are still a minor who is in school, please pay better attention during American History.
#163 - restfullwicked ONLINE (07/13/2013) [-]
didnt they say the opposite? im sure the US constitution has a line about church and state being kept apart.
User avatar #160 - PubLandlord (07/13/2013) [-]
For some reason people seem to think that the founding fathers were infallible and that the constitution can't be out dated in some areas.
#67 - teamrocketninja (07/13/2013) [+] (2 replies)
Please dont try to pervert history.    
   
There are numerous references to a higher power of some sort in many founding documents. The writers would have of course assumed that others would know that they spoke of the Christian god, seeing as Christianity was essentially the only religion prevalent in the Americas, or even Western civilization at the time. The people of the time were nearly all Christian, at least in name, if not in deed. While America obviously is not a Christian nation today, one could make a decent case for it having  been so. Also, what does it matter if it was?
Please dont try to pervert history.

There are numerous references to a higher power of some sort in many founding documents. The writers would have of course assumed that others would know that they spoke of the Christian god, seeing as Christianity was essentially the only religion prevalent in the Americas, or even Western civilization at the time. The people of the time were nearly all Christian, at least in name, if not in deed. While America obviously is not a Christian nation today, one could make a decent case for it having been so. Also, what does it matter if it was?
#134 - rattara (07/13/2013) [-]
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#88 - thefatmenace (07/13/2013) [-]
I'm not sure about other people, but I enjoy using the term that America is a Christian DOMINATED nation, not Christian founded. Although many of the founding fathers were Christian, they made a unique and clear point that religion was not to entertwine with politics or government. In other words, they said religion shouldn't matter because it's not something to be brought into the consideration of the government. But, regretfully, it is. Nowadays a president or political leader gets torn apart if he's an atheist, satanist, etc. We like to believe in our freedoms, but hate to allow others to enjoy theirs.





Except for the Westburo Baptist Church. **** those guys
User avatar #47 - rocksteady (07/13/2013) [+] (31 replies)
I think Barack Obama is a bad president.
#86 to #60 - facepalmftw (07/13/2013) [-]
He didn't disrespect your statement, he expressed his own opinion on the matter, which ought to be equal in value to your own. The mere fact that you got defensive of your opinion shows that you are in some way ashamed about it. Not knowing you, I cannot tell you exactly what it is. Maybe you think he is a bad president because he is black. Maybe it is because of his policies. Maybe you feel ashamed because your friends and/or family like him; I don't know. What I do know, however, is that this person's opinions are as valid as yours. Nobody asked if you like our current DJ 4DM1Nistration, so you really have no grounds to berate Bill here for voicing his disagreement. If you insist on being so intolerant of other people's opinions, please try to keep your own to yourself.

Tl,dr: Respect people as much as you want to be respected, or get the **** out of society.
#24 - LocoJoe (07/13/2013) [-]
"FREEEEEDOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"   
   
- George "						*************					" Washington
"FREEEEEDOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

- George " ************* " Washington
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