Do you think its fair to say that the vast majority of the U.S population have always been believers in the bible, going back to the first ?
Settlers who escaped Christian percussion from England,
so in one sense you can really say that yes the United States of America is a Christian nation and in fact has always been a Christian nation, with at least 75-80 percent of the population belonging to one Christian group or another.
I often watch some on the left that just hate the idea of ever saying the U.S is a Christian nation in any sense what-so ever.
Yes we should always remember how we are far from perfect, I don't know what I was thinking of when I put in the wrong word there, but it really should say PERSECUTION and shouldn't say anything about musical instruments.
- NousLv 71 month ago
The government of the United States of America is, in no sense, founded on the Christian religion. Treaty of Tripoli, Article 11. Ratified unanimously by the senate and signed by founding father and second president, John Adams, in 1797.
“The purpose of separation of church and state is to keep forever from these shores the ceaseless strife that has soaked the soil of Europe in blood for centuries. ― James Madison
The U.S. Constitution is a secular document. It begins, "We the people," and contains no mention of "God" or "Christianity." Its only references to religion are exclusionary, such as, "no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust" (Art. VI), and "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof" (First Amendment). The presidential oath of office, the only oath detailed in the Constitution, does not contain the phrase "so help me God" or any requirement to swear on a bible (Art. II, Sec. 1, Clause 8).
In the United States, atheism is protected under the First Amendment's Free Exercise Clause. In August 2005, in a case where a prison inmate was blocked by prison officials from creating an inmate group to study and discuss atheism, the court ruled this violated the inmate's rights under the First Amendment's Free Exercise Clause. The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit affirmed previous Supreme Court precedent by ruling atheism be afforded equal protection with religions under the 1st amendment.
Clearly setting out that atheism is NOT a religion but IS afforded the same protection as a religion under the constitution!!!!!!
Try and understand the LIES about Christian numbers!!!!!!!!!!
The churches own figures show only 28% who claim to be Christian ever attend church in a year. Indeed if 28% ever tried to attend church on the same day, even working shifts, there is simply not enough churches!
But count the bars - in many places there is more space in the bars than the churches!
Count all the seats in every church in a town and compare that to the population and it is very unlikely to achieve even 5%!
This is true right through the Bible belt and in Salt Lake City!
Go on have the courage to count the seats!
Then try attending a service in each church and see how many of those seats are empty!
- 1 month ago
YES IT APPEARS THAT WAY.
- Larry CLv 71 month ago
If you know the foundets, tjen you know that nonChristians could only vote in 4 states in 1788.
- Doug CatholicLv 71 month ago
The Americas were also discovered by the thoroughly Christian Catholic, Christopher Columbus.
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- BobLv 61 month ago
Was it a Christian nation before the Christians got here? Hmmm?
- UserLv 71 month ago
"always" in the sense that you describe: yes.
(I would NOT have used the word "always").
Also: "believers in the Bible" in the sense "Generally accept the Bible as authoritative" and not "Generally accept the Bible as entirely literally true". (Lots of Catholics and Anglicans even during the Colonial period.)
- God of ThunderLv 71 month ago
Those weren't the first settlers, not by a long shot. There were Spanish colonies in the Florida area decades before the English came to New England, and there were colonies in Virginia set up as money-making ventures before the Pilgrims showed up. Even the Plymouth colonists were a mixture of religious refugees and adventurers who didn't much care about religion. Why do Christians learn a false history of the US? Do their leaders need to lie to defend their claims?
- 1 month ago
history does not support that claim..... the "religious" Pilgrims were a minority
- bender_xr217Lv 71 month ago
No, the government of the U.S. is meant to be secular in order to allow for the religious freedoms of ALL it's peoples, among other things.
It just so happens that the U.S. has a large Christian population.
- don_sv_azLv 71 month ago
At the time North America was settled most of the persecution was by other Christians.