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#67 - teamrocketninja (07/13/2013) [-]
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?
#170 to #67 - tomthehippie (07/13/2013) [-]
In the treaty of Tripoli it states; "In that the United States of America are not in any way or form founded on the tenants of Christianity, or with any official or state religion, but that the government and the religion of it's citizens is firmly separated; we have no reason for conflict with Muslims."

Also, our second president, Thomas Jefferson was sworn in on a book of law, because he believed that religion should in NO WAY have ANYTHING to do with government, stating such in his first speech as president.

Try again.
#161 to #67 - anon (07/13/2013) [-]
Deism.
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