Are We A Christian Nation?

United States
June 10, 2009 3:55pm CST
U.S President Obama is the first president that I have seen say that the United States of America is not a Christian nation. Yet he goes to the Middle East and tells millions of Muslims that America is one of the top - filled Muslim nations. We have more Christians in the United States of America than we do Muslim. And more than 70% of Americans still believe in God, the creator, and Jesus Christ. Yet we are not a Christian nation. What the inexperienced jerk who runs his mouth always trying to appaise his Muslim counterparts should have said was that America is filled with Christians from the start when the Spanish Conquistadors explored the east coast of America and settled Saint Augustine which still exist. These men of Spain were Catholic, a faith still prominent in America today. President Obama should have stated that the Pilgrims and Puritans were also Christians and held a heavy view of God and his creation on Earth. And those views go back to Rome and Greece, two areas of the world which had a huge influence on ancient Western philosophy, law and science. While Obama gave praise to Islam, he should have given praise to Abraham, the father of monotheistic religion which includes Islam, the very religion which encompassed his youth. In respect to the U.S Constitution and the Bill of Rights, the words on the paper do not actually stress that America was officially a Christian nation, but he should have paid respects in stating that many Christians live in America and are very tolerant of others, especially Muslims.
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10 responses
@jen_barre (104)
• United States
11 Jun 09
RepublicMenu - I commend you for bringing this to light! What a world we live in that our very own president goes out to these nations and is embarrassed by the greatness we have attained. This is very much a Christian nation, built upon Christian values and Biblical morals. Now, agreed we do have various religions that are practiced everyday - these people can practice their religions in safety because that is what this nation does is protect the freedom of religion (except in schools of course). Any president SHOULD be out there saying what an amazing CHRISTIAN nation I am humbled to represent, but that's not at all his message. This world is headed into an unknown, scary place - God help us all!
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• United States
12 Jun 09
If we loose the belief in God, we will be lost forever and will become spiritually absent. America and Israel are the last two places on Earth which defends the Christianity whole heartedly.
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@lisan23 (444)
• United States
11 Jun 09
This isn't a Christian nation. I don't see why you have a problem with that? Just because there are a lot of Christians in the US doesn't mean we are a Christian nation. I don't think Obama should've addressed the history of the America's or who founded this country, anyone who wants to know can easily find that information. So why should he give a speech about it too? What would be the point? America is a land of religious freedom, and as such I think it is actually un-American to assume that this nation is a Christian nation. That's implicating that we should live by Christian standards BUT I don't believe we should. I think that's mixing government and religion and the two should be entirely separate (the separation of church and state is actually a Christian concept that came from Baptists during the creation of our nation and it's Constitution).
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• United States
12 Jun 09
So, if it's unAmerican to say that the US is a Christian nation, isn't it also unAmerican (and factually incorrect) to say that the US is a muslim nation, as 0bama has said it is?
@lisan23 (444)
• United States
12 Jun 09
Obama didn't say this was a Muslim nation. This is a diverse nation.
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• United States
12 Jun 09
"And one of the points I want to make is -- if you take the number of Muslim Americans -- we would be one of the largest Muslim countries of the world. There has got to be a better dialogue and understanding." 0bama said this. http://www.hurriyet.com.tr/english/world/11784374.asp?scr=1 We have a little over of a half of a percent of our population that is muslim, 0bama thinks that makes us a muslim nation, and a large one at that! If you look at the total # of muslims living in countries around the world, we are not even in the top 30, so how is it remotely possible that we're "one of the largest muslim countries in the word" which 0bama SAID we are? http://www.nationmaster.com/graph/rel_isl_num_of_mus-religion-islam-number-of-muslim
@heathcliff (1415)
• United States
11 Jun 09
Yes, the American Christians are very tolerant of others, just not tolerant of President Obama apparently. Oh, and not very tolerant of minority religions. AND not really even tolerant of deviantion within the Christian community actually. Oh well, I'm sure they are tolerant of something, but it is not going to be tolerance of my reply here is it? No matter what you think you heard, President Obama was just trying to point out that there is a large and growing Muslim presence in America and the coutries of the Middle East should not view us as a "Christian Nation". That phrase has a very different connotation in the Middle East, based on their experiences, and we REALLY don't want to be viewed that way. I know alot of Americans would rather start a new round of Crusades right now, but that is not going to work as official US policy.
• United States
11 Jun 09
What the Muslims think of Americans, be it bad or good, existed before Obama became president. They know that America has a huge Christian base especially if the descendants were White Europeans. And if these Christians were not tolerant, there would be NO Muslims in America now. I would think that Christians are more tolerant than Muslims are at anytime. Ask Michelle Obama, she will tell you. That is why she did not attend her husband's visits to the Middle East. And as usual, what Obama was doing was kissing Muslim butt. And why shouldn't Muslims view America as a Christian nation when most people in America are Christian, despite the left wingers' attempts at destroying America's Christian up bringing? Furthermore, America will be involved in a crusade with Islam as long as it hates the Western world and Jews. So be prepared-
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• United States
11 Jun 09
So, if they already do not like us, we should make them fear our strength? Down with the new "Evil Empire", is that it?
@doggyhouz (548)
• United States
10 Jun 09
Interesing topic. We r a very diverse religious country. Im not sure wut the majority is but i know we are a country that doesnt believe in evolution. I think we are above one to the country at the bottom of the list. I even think being religious is dangerous espeially hearing that they would do anything for god. It is scary im scared o needles and to go to their lvl even scarer
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• United States
10 Jun 09
Doggyhounz, the majority is Christian. Jehovah's Witness, Episcopal, Catholic, Evangelical, Catholic, Baptist, Mormon, Quaker all believe in God. So, yes, we are diverse religiously. In out public education system, the ideas of evolution are revered because of the Separation of Church and State Amendment. And I do not believe that religion or being religious is dangerous at all. It is extremism mixed with violence which is dangerous.
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@lisan23 (444)
• United States
11 Jun 09
Muslims believe in God to. The Muslim word for God is Allah.
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@PrarieStyle (2495)
• United States
12 Jun 09
Amen! Many of us are wondering why he didn't say much about terrorism or human rights?
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• United States
13 Jun 09
Here's a site you might like, in case you've never seen it before, http://www.black-and-right.com/ Be sure to check out their video page where you'll find videos that were banned from youtube. http://www.nmatv.com/video/2624/Presidents-Fmr-Pastor-Blames-Them-Jews-For-Not-Seeing-Obama
@tundeemma (896)
• South Africa
11 Jun 09
i think United States stands as a representation of the christian country, even though it is a multireligious and multicultural diverse country, but sometimes the constitution of the united states looks like it was coined out of the bible , the church seems to be in firm control of several activities being performed by the government at elats to an extent
@murderistic (2279)
• United States
11 Jun 09
A country is not a human and therefore cannot be a Christian anything. It's citizens could be predominantly Christian, but to imply that land someone harbors religious sentiment is a bit disturbing to me.
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@irishidid (8732)
• United States
10 Jun 09
Obama thinks there are 57 states in America. Maybe the Muslims are in the other seven states.
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• United States
11 Jun 09
We sure as hell ain't a muslim nation, no matter how badly 0bama wishes we were. We're no more muslim than we are Jewish, Buddhist, Hindu or atheist. 76% of Americans are Christian 1.2% of Americans are Jewish 0.6% of Americans are muslim 0.5% of Americans are Buddhist 1.2% of Americans belong to other religions not listed above 0.9% of Americans are agnostic 0.7 % of Americans are atheist 13.4 % of Americans say they have no religion at all 15.0% of Americans did not specify a religion when asked So the majority of Americans are Christian, followed next by people who follow no specific religion or have no religion at all.
• United States
11 Jun 09
Here's the source where I got that information from: http://www.teachingaboutreligion.org/Demographics/map_demographics.htm
• United States
11 Jun 09
We do have an Islamic population so we are one of the "Muslim Nations" of the world. It is just semantics for the sake of increasing international goodwill. Trying to pick it apart is nonsense.
• United States
12 Jun 09
We don;t even break the top 30 as far as countries with islamic populations go. We ARE NOT an islamic nation, any more than we are a Buddhist, Hindu, Confucian, pagan, or snake handler nation.
@vellibiz (297)
• United States
10 Jun 09
im starting to believe this is a jewish nation.
• United States
11 Jun 09
Um, what the hell is that supposed to mean? Try thinking before you speak.
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