Could you religious people point out where in the constitution states that the USA is founded on Christians values?
1. In God We Trust was added on dollar bill during Cold War.
2. The first amendment freedom of religion, does not make the USA Christian nation since the amendment implies all types of the religion as a whole.
3. Since Majority of Americans are Christians, it does not mean the USA is Christian nation. It is same if somebody states that the USA is white nation since Whites are majority.
- 1 month ago
The United States of America was founded upon the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights
Not one of those documents contains any Christian principles whatsoever.
There are several Christians and Christian organizations that lie in their attempts to show that the US was founded upon Christian and Biblical principles.
I challenge any Christian here to provide one single SPECIFICALLY Christian principle upon which this nation was founded.
The first four of the ten commandments are flatly contrary to the principles upon which this country was founded. According to Article Six of the Constitution and the First Amendment the government has no business telling anyone which god to worship or not worship, or which day to observe as being holy.
So where in the First Amendment does it say:
"You shall have no other gods before me." (Exodus 20:1)
As for Christian principles, where in the Declaration of Independence does it say:
"1 Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God.
2 Consequently, he who rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves." (Romans 13:1-2)
Therefore, the Declaration of Independence is FLAT-OUT contrary to biblical Christian principles.
The Declaration of Independence was written by Thomas Jefferson, who was not a Christian, but a Deist. The words "laws of nature and nature's god" in the Declaration were a reference to the Deist deity, not the god of the Bible. Jefferson, in fact, elsewhere likened the Bible to a "dung hill."
Then there is the Treaty of Tripoli, which was submitted to the Senate by President John Adams, received ratification unanimously from the U.S. Senate on June 7, 1797 and signed by Adams, taking effect as the law of the land on June 10, 1797.
Article 11 states: "As the Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion..."
The original defacto national motto was E pluribus unum, "Out of many, one." The motto "In god we trust" came about during the 1950s in response to the threat of communism. On the face of it, it is unconstitutional. The government has no business making an expression of any religious belief, and that expression places one belief about religion above another.
Again, I await any Christian to show anything from the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, or the Bill of Rights that demonstrably has its origin in specifically Christian principles.
- UserLv 71 month ago
The U.S. Constitution states no such thing.
does not prove the premise false.
I could write a very brief document of one statement:
- Fornication is wrong.
You could then challenge:
- Could you religious people point out where in that document it states that the concept is in any way founded on Christian values?
And of course the answer would be
- That document states no such thing.
Nevertheless: that particular example document is WHOLLY based on Christian values.
if you want to DEMONSTRATE
that the U.S. is not "founded on Christian values"
then you need a MUCH better argument than the one that you have used.
- NousLv 71 month ago
he 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!
- Doug CatholicLv 71 month ago
Read the Declaration of Independence, which provides the authentic context for all that came after.
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- 1 month ago
Fundamentally, the US Constitution is based on the following passage.
Mat 7:12 “So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.
The Founding Fathers wrote laws that treated others the same way that they would want to be treated. For example, they didn't want someone forcing a particular religion on them, so wrote in the Bill of Rights a protection where the government can't force a particular religion on someone. They didn't like it when the British forced them to quarter soldiers, so wrote a law that forbid the government to do just that to anyone.
- Dave DLv 71 month ago
The Bill of Rights is almost entirely founded on Christian values.
re: your comment about the first amendment...: Although some fail to live up to it the acceptance of ALL no matter what race or creed IS a Christian value.
- Anonymous1 month ago
- JeaLv 71 month ago
Because it wasn't.