Is America a Christian country?

Thailand
January 12, 2007 1:24am CST
One nation under God; is it time that we recognize that we were founded as a Christian country? Maybe it is time to amend the constitution, making Christianity our official religion. So many problems could be solved this way from gay marriage, prayer in schools, abortion etc.
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• United States
12 Jan 07
ok, so you just stated that gay marriage, prayer in schools, and abortion are problems, i disagree. I think the people who are all angry about the gay marriage, prayer in schools, and abortion are too concerned with everything that is going on instead of taking care of themselves and their family. I believe in gay marriage, abortion and prayer in schools, now I think (as far as school goes) If a child wants to pray, hell let them pray, if they don't, then don't make them. As for gay marriage, i think people should just sit back and think before judging. 'Does it affect you?' -no gay couples couuld be meeting now, does it affect you, -no. But i don' think there should be a official religion. Thats why america is known as the melting pot and mosaic. Because it has all kinds of people coming together and living, but then it has separates as well. good day
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@SageMother (2277)
• United States
12 Jan 07
The "under god" part wasn't in the original pledge of allegiance. It was added when the cold war got going. Alot of people don't know that so they keep i nflicting the rest of us with the "under god" as if it is the primary thrust of the pledge. This country ws never intended to cmake laws based on religious dogma and superstition. That is why there were provisions for the separation of church and state, which is pretty much gone now. What solves the "problems"you metion is called enforcing CIVIL law. "Marriage" is a religious definition given to the relationship between tow people who intend to build a life together. The word shouldn't even be use as a description for that relationship, in a civilized country. All unions should be civil unions. Those who wish to be "married" should be having that extra ceremony in their church. Christianity IS the official religion, contrary to what people would have you believe.
28 Jan 07
agreed, so many people don't know the history of their own politics and religion. If you read Hitchens biography of Thomas Jefferson you can see that not only was America founded on secular ideas, rather that the religious concerns of the old World but that the man himself was not far off being an Atheist. Before people start makig assumptions about their history, maybe they should read it first.
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• United States
1 Feb 07
Religion is a thing of personal conviction. You can't have a government involved in your religion if you want freedom of religion. As soon as the government gets into it, that freedom is gone. My religion is important to me, so I don't want the government involved. Religion also has no place in a secular government. Governments have ALWAYS abused religion, when they are not kept separate. They know that if they invoke the name of God, people will agree to whatever they say. At least the ones who worship the same God or god as those invoking the name. Most of the founders were not Christians. That is a popular misconception. Most were Deists. They believed in a God, but not in Christ. The blending of religion and government is extremely dangerous and I'm very alarmed about it, both as a Christian and as an American.
@Smith2028 (797)
• United States
13 Jan 07
America itself is not a Christian country. We are a country founded on Christian principles yes. We can not make Christianity our official religion, nor should we because that has been done in other countries and not worked. The Federal Government needs to stay out of religion. This includes abortion, prayer in schools, and gay marriage. Gay Marriage should be decided by the churches, abortion should be decided by the state on the charge of murder and when life starts, and prayer in schools should be decided by school districts. Prayers in school, however, should never be led.. it should be a specified amount of time of silence in which you are allowed to pray or whatever you decide to do during that time as long as you are respectful of others.
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• United States
12 Jan 07
There could be no worse idea in the history of this country then the creation of a national religion. There has to be a fundamental seperation of church and state to protect the government and the people from a state religion. Our Fundamental rights under the bill of rights is under enough attacks now as it is so we need to pull back and protect them first before moving forward and allowing a state religion erode them even more. Yes we were founded by christians on Christian ideals but even then they know the danger of allowing god and government to intertwine.
• India
12 Jan 07
America is not Christian Country,in america there are allot of people live in diffrent country such as 100 people in america = 10 people (indian)+15 chines+20islamic county
@anniepa (25819)
• United States
15 Jun 08
I sure don't mean any offense by this but I think that's about the worst idea I've ever heard! We were not founded as a Christian country, we were founded as a country where everyone has religious FREEDOM, which includes freedom FROM religion for those who choose that. With religion being the root of most of the wars in this world, past and present, why would we ever want to go that route? You said, "So many problems could be solved this way from gay marriage, prayer in schools, abortion etc." As other posters here have already correctly stated these are not problems and all your solution would do is take millions of people's rights away and that is definitely NOT what America was founded on. Annie