The United States was NOT founded on Christian values.
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"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." - Declaration of Independance
And our first president was a Christian, so yeah- America has a lot of Christian ideals in its founding. Tho
"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances." -First Amendment: https://www.law.cornell.edu...
For the founding fathers to declare that the government must not have an establishment of religion clearly shows that our foundations are of secular origin. That no religion may claim hold over the government or its people. Neither, shall laws be passed based on an establishment of religion.
Declaration of Independence:
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by THEIR Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." - Declaration of Independence
To claim our rights are endowed by our individual Creator's is not a Christian value. It is openly stating that our rights are self-evident and our own personal Creators, of which whom we discover to be, have endowed upon us. Their is no mention of God or Christ in these statements. For the claim, that we are a Nation built on Christian values, to hold we must see evidence of our founders specifically including the Trinity or Christ. This however is not the case.
Much research has been conducted on whether Washington was a Christian or Deist. In his letters to Lafayette he has welcomed all forms of religion and lack of religion. Washington calls God the "Grand Architect", which is a common name for the Deistic God. For example he did not believe in a God who intervened in the quarrels of man. However, he seemed to believe in a Creator who made the universe and stepped back to admire his works without further interference. This is not a Christian value or belief.
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Thomas Jefferson very famously conjured a recollection of the bible whereas he took out the mysticism of the new testament and left only the works of Christ. Denying that Jesus of Nazareth was the son of God and the core principles and belief systems of Christianity. The Jefferson Bible is clearly a statement of separation from the Christian values and accepting only the parables and works of a fictitious ancient leader.
Thank you, I look forward to your arguments in the next round.
The first ammendment- I said that he US was founded on Christian values, not that the founding fathers intended forit to be a religious nation.
washington- Yes, people change their beliefs, in some letters Thomas Jefferson seemed likjke an agostic but in others he was a deist. Either way, this continent was conquered by Christioan savages, and it was a colony of a Christian nation - Brittan, and they had many beliefs which were Christian, such as native americans being heathens, manifest destiny, slavery, and sexism, etc.
For my closing statement; I believe I have fully proven that we are not a country founded on the beliefs of Christians, however to the contrary a more secular foundation. Whereas, the nations founders did not proclaim any religion as governing over the people.
Thank you and may the best arguments win.
I am supposed to prove that the US was founded on Christian values, which I did, infact this nation was founded wit beliefs that are Christian, we built this country on this continent because manifest destiny, and it was built on the backs of slaves, justified in Christianity, and G-d is mentioned many times in our documents.
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