Why do people think that this country was founded on Christianity?
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For example, ``back in 2008, the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life had interviewed 35,000 for a survey.
It coincided with findings that Protestantism and Catholicism were losing members over the years.
They either converted to a different religious faith or dropped religion completely.``( http://www.digitaljournal.com...)
The important thing is that ``Christianity in general is slowly losing its foothold and influence.``(http://www.digitaljournal.com...). We must recognize that this situation is leading to the loss of vitality and morality of American economy and society.
In particular, we must pay much attention to the fact that the number of Protestant Sects is decreasing.
Protestant Sects contributed to transforming the American economy dependent too much on the agriculture into the economy dependent heavily on the big manufacturing companies like GM, Ford, U.S. steel and others.
Managers who built those Big businesses were devout believer in Christianity.
They placed higher value on Protestantism. At the same time they were pursuing industrious work, saving and the affection for others in their life. Their way of life and behavior offered an importance guidance to realize American Dream for many American people.
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Also, as far as industry and the economy goes, we wouldn't be even close to where we are without people like Alan Turing, the "father of computer science and artificial intelligence". He was Atheist and homosexual. Or how about once again the countless Biologists, Geneticists, and other scientists that constantly contribute to our economy and manufacturing.
Above all of this you still seem to assume that this country was founded on Christianity when it was not and it was very clearly written by the founding fathers that it was not.
"Lighthouses are more useful then churches"-Ben Franklin.
"Christianity is the most perverted system that ever shone on man"-Thomas Jefferson.
Also, in the constitution the first amendment says that no law shall be made respecting a religious establishment. The new American motto 'In God We Trust' was not put on any currency, documents, or pledge of allegiance until 1955. The founding fathers knew that there had to be a complete separation of church and state (sound familiar) for there to be a true democracy. When you base laws from religion it takes away freedoms from people with different beliefs and as Abraham Lincoln said "Those who take freedoms from others does not deserve it for themselves". Ohh and he also said "The bible is not my book nor Christianity my profession". In the original Constitution the only reference to religion was [Article 6] "No religious test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States". The original motto of the United states was E. Pluribus Unum which means "Out of Many, One" until congress changed it 174 years later.
So again I ask, why do you think this country was founded on Christianity?
I believe that the U.S. was founded on Christianity belief system and the country is a Christian country.
The U.S. was created by those who believed in Christianity.
The pilgrims who wanted to escape Europe from religious persecution were Christians. ``Maryland was a haven for Catholics from Protestant England.``(http://www.faithofourfathers.net...)
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