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User avatar #133 - arrisarrad (07/13/2013) [-]
Except, you know...a lot of them. Just not the ones anybody puts on money.
User avatar #139 to #133 - KazumaKyu (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 #145 to #139 - arrisarrad (07/13/2013) [-]
Only a few were involved on the drafting and as for signing, the document said and failed to say several things that were part of the common cultural opinion. For example, "All men a created equal." Nice bit of grammatical trickery by Jefferson, but it was interpreted to mean "All property owning, white, western European descended, protestants." It was the same with them not raising stink over religion. It was just expected, so it would have been superfluous. So the large majority of representatives who signed it (founding fathers) cooperated with the more secularly minded fellows like Jefferson, Washington, and Franklin. In fact, there were a few who wanted to put religious stuff in there, but the others were like, "Nah, that's too much, we already know everyone's gonna go with us on the God thing anyway, so let the weinies have this and we'll argue over slavery and other things. Choose your battles, Bro."
User avatar #159 to #145 - KazumaKyu (07/13/2013) [-]
And yet we then look to the Treaty of Tripoli, wherein it is literally stated:

"The government of the United States is not in any sense founded on the Christian religion."

No matter what you think about the circumstances behind the signing of the various documents that define our country, that line up there is as bald-faced literal as you can get.

"Dudes, seriously, I thought we hammered this out in the first document. Not Christians, guys. I know how much that disappoints some of you dudes, but tough titties. Fo' srs this time."
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