I’m still amazed whenever I see anyone make this claim. Clearly there are even fewer literate people than I’d suspected in this country.
Our Founding Fathers (a silly term, but everyone uses it…reeks of ethereal parthenogenesis) took great pains to make it clear that Christianity was NOT the foundation of anything in our government…and I believe it was Jefferson who took the trouble to disabuse people of the notion that the Common Law was so based, and since our law is based in part on Common Law then it’s based on Gawds Lahhhs as well. I can find that quote if anyone cares…
Point is, most claims by Christians are claptrap; this one is just easier to debunk that some others. Yet it persists… sad.
Well, it’s very simple, if the US really was founded on Christian fundamentals, I would suspect that the ten commandments would in fact be law, but they’re not, instead you have things like the bill of rights and more importantly, the first amendment that protects a citizen’s right to choose their religion without prejudice.
The problem is, people have never read the whole Constitution. If they did, they’d see that “god”, “church”, “religion”, or even “creator” isn’t mentioned ONCE. The founding fathers were smart fellers, if they had wanted to found a christian nation, don’t you think they would’ve mentioned “christ” somewhere in the founding document? Even the Declaration of Independance (which isn’t a legal document, or a founding document) only mentions “creator” once, but it’s “THEIR creator”. As in “the creator each individual chooses to believe in”, not “the specific creator we believe in”.
Speaking of which, avoid Ron Paul. He believes the Constitution is “replete” with religious references. So, not only is he intent on being another theocrat like Gee, Dubya!, he hasn’t even bothered to read the most basic tenets we as a nation hold dear. Not the kind of moron we need in the White House. One was enough.
Not only is he coveting, but he’s blaspheming…
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