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  • Yes, they are.

    Quoted from the U.S. Pledge: "I pledge allegiance, to the flag, of the United States of America... For which it stands...Under God... With liberty and justice for all."

    On U.S. Currency: "In God we trust."

    U.S. Debates: Should gay marriage be legalized in all 50 states?

    Presidential Inaugurations: The U.S. President is sworn in using a Bible.


    And considering I can come up with much more, does any of this sound a bit funny to you? It should. That's because it's based off of Christianity. Think of it. "Under GOD." "In GOD we trust." Not to mention Christianity seems to hate gay people, just imagine how a die-hard Christian feels about two men/two women getting married to each other! PLUS, the President is sworn in under a Bible... That should say more than enough, but I feel the urgent need to add another example. Let's take the fact that in Christianity, the male is supposed to be the dominant gender. Hmm, let me think.

    Girls can't join the NBA, MLB, NFL, and other male dominated professional sports teams; they are expected to play more "girly" things like lacrosse and softball (which I refuse to ever accept as real baseball), if a woman gets married to a male (which is the only other gender they can LEGALLY marry), she is expected to take the male's surname as her own, and when an unmarried woman has a child, the child is expected to have the surname of his/her father. If a male and a female work the exact same job at the exact same place and produce the exact same quality work, the man gets paid around 30 or so cents more. That isn't much initially, but it adds up over time.


    The U.S. is centered around Christianity, and that isn't fair to other people of different religions, if they even have a religion, who expect more religious freedom in the land of the free, and the home of the brave.

  • Absolutely. Christianity has always been the roots of our country.

    John Adams said: "Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other." The Pilgrims (who were Christians) came to America to worship in freedom. The majority of our Founding Fathers were Christians. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Founding_Fathers_of_the_United_States#Religion

    Yes, the U.S. is Christianity-based, but secularism is increasing in America, thus distorting the image.

  • Of course it is

    In God We Trust is our national motto! Doesn't that say something? Its even in our anthem! (The full version) And its in the pledge of allegiance! So obviously our country is at the very very LEAST a religious one, I believe it is a Christian BASED country. But for some reason some people think it isn't, our laws are based off of some of the Ten Commandments, Do not Steal, do not bear false witness in court, (or lie to the police) do not murder, etc.

  • Of course it is.

    Seperation between church and state doesn't mean that it wasnt founded on Christian principles. Many of the laws were founded on religious beliefs. Religion is used in politics even today. If you asked any of the founding fathers this question they would of certainly said yes. You can find a good amount of quotes by them that support this.

  • Almost every law and amendment roots from Christianity.

    I am an atheist however I do recognize the fact that our country is based on Christianity. There is separation of church and state but if you do know a little bit of history, you will realize that a very lot of American culture stems from Christianity. Aside from the obvious way (swearing on the bible in court and inauguaration, on money, etc) there is religion in many aspects of American life.

  • The President is sworn in with a Bible.

    Our country was founded on Christian ideals. Although our forefathers believed in freedom of religion, they put God on almost everything. Including our currency and historic monuments. So to say that the U.S. isn't a Christian based country when we look at the money in our wallet and see "In God We Trust" is wrong.

  • In God We trust

    America was colonized over religious freedom. In our pledge it states "One Nation under God" On our bills, and Florida and the U.S motto is "In God we Trust. Also most of the country bans same-sex marriage, You can go to some part of the nation where its very unregious like the Pacific Northwest then you could go to the "Bible Belt" (South). America will be a christian nation open for all regions, that's my guess.

  • It IS Christian based

    First of all, our motto is "In GOD we trust." It's even written on our money. Secondly, in the Pledge of Allegiance it says "One nation under GOD." I mean obviously whoever came up with that was a Christian. Also, judges and the President swear on the Bible, which is obviously tradition, so America has a Christian history. Lastly, the Pilgrims came here for their religious beliefs and to separate from the Church of England.

  • The 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”. What more proof do we need? Sure, secular government, yet the very document that made the US a nation declares "Creator" to exist. This obviously tells of the nation's Christian roots. With all due respect to the Founding Fathers and those that ratified and passed laws following the Declaration of Independence, those that were bold enough to declare independence from Britain obviously had Christian beliefs in mind when writing the declaration, thus America's Christian roots and beginnings are undeniable.

  • It is even if people don't like it.

    Our culture has two taproots; Christianity and the Roman legal tradition. The University, The public School, The Hospital, The sanctity of life, the value of women, the value of children, the work ethic, all come from Christianity. A study of Greco-Roman history and how it changed with the advent of Jesus and the religion he gave birth to will demonstrate this. Later our culture would come to be called Christendom. The United States is the cultural fruit of that tree. Our laws were not intended to define our country but to limit our government and restrain it's power. This countries revolution was preached from the pulpits of churches. Our fight against slavery was based on the Christian faith. This countries people then and now are overwhelmingly Christian. Being against bigotry is a Christian idea. Compassion for the poor is a Christian idea. Yes you can find examples in other places but it's disingenuous to point them out. The cultures them selves had nothing but disdain for the poor.

  • Founding Fathers were actually progressive intellectual philosophers. Many ideals are very liberal-progressive for the time.

    Even Thomas Jefferson took John Locke's words verbatim and used them in the Declaration of Independence. Locke is considered a liberal philosopher. Most of the Founding Fathers would be considered atheist according to today's standards - deist at most theologically. The separation of church and state in government is evidence of this.

  • The US is not based on Christianity.

    In spite of the hopes and wishes of many Christians in the US, this country was not founded on Christianity. There is no doubt that Christianity has left an impact on our nation's foundations, but to make the claim that it based on Christianity is nothing more than wishful thinking.

    This country was based on Greco-Roman principles, enlightenment, and religious freedom. End of story.

  • A common myth.

    Our country isn't in fact, a Christian nation, as I often hear claimed. We never have been, and we probably never will be. Those who claim that we are a Christian nation are either misinformed, in wishful thinking, or have an agenda that requires an appeal to authority. Regardless, the myth circulates.

  • Visuals are not Actions

    So you can see "In God We Trust" on money. So you can see "one nation under God" in the Pledge of Allegience. So you have some rules that are having conflict because of Christian beliefs (opposition to gay marriage, President being sworn with bible, etc.). But do any of that mean the country is actually a Christianity-based country? No, they don't.
    The reason why these are even around are because Christians made these rules, and people stuck with it. We may have started off Christian (despite what the Constitution says), but that's because a huge majority of the people in the past were Christian. We were a new country experimenting on new things.
    It's modern time now. The Christian "visuals" are just that: visuals. We don't change them because of the minority of the people who strongly oppose removing them.
    Majority rules? That doesn't exist--at least not in this country. Minority political factions have such strong feelings about their beliefs that they prevent change from occurring in this country (e.G.: National Rifle Association). The Christian "visuals" are just another part of these factions. A small group of die-hard Christians are so determined in keeping things the way they are that change happens slowly.
    Another reason why these "visuals" haven't disappeared are because they aren't that important. People grew up with them and most people barely even notice it. There are other important things to change instead.

  • Land of the Free, not the land of Christianity.

    America is a the land of the free, as long as you don't interfere on the rights of others in the process you can carve any path you wish. Religion is a personal need in America not a fundamental necessity. The country was founded on the will of the people, not the will of God.

  • Even the founding fathers say so.

    “The Government of the United States of America is not in any sense founded on the Christian religion.”
    ~1797 Treaty of Tripoli signed by Founding Father John Adams

    “Christianity neither is, nor ever was a part of the common law.”
    ~Founding Father Thomas Jefferson, letter to Dr. Thomas Cooper, February 10, 1814,

    Also, "In God We Trust" and "under God" were not added until the Red Scare. They are not historical like many Christians like to claim, they are unconstitutional additions to our country that should be removed.

    “The legislature of the United States shall pass no law on the subject of religion.”
    ~Founding Father Charles Pinckney, Constitutional Convention, 1787

    Looking at history will show people this country is not founded on religion, is not a religious country, and is not supposed to support religion (but cannot deny people the rights to practice their own religions). This is a fact that many people tend to forget.

    Posted by: SNP1
  • Not a Christian country

    The United States certainly was founded on Judeo Christian values but the very foundation of our nation is religious freedom. The heart of the matter is that we are free to worship in he way that we wish. So then, we are not a Christian nation even though much of our influence has been historically.

  • "Visuals" do not mean Beliefs

    So you can see "In God We Trust" on money. So you can see "one nation under God" in the Pledge of Allegience. So you have some rules that are having conflict because of Christian beliefs (opposition to gay marriage, President being sworn with bible, etc.). But do any of that mean the country is actually a Christianity-based country? No, they don't.
    The reason why these are even around are because Christians made these rules, and people stuck with it. We may have started off Christian (despite what the Constitution says), but that's because a huge majority of the people in the past were Christian. We were a new country experimenting on new things.
    It's modern time now. The Christian "visuals" are just that: visuals. We don't change them because of the minority of the people who strongly oppose removing them.
    Majority rules? That doesn't exist--at least not in this country. Minority political factions have such strong feelings about their beliefs that they prevent change from occurring in this country (e.G.: National Rifle Association). Also think about gay marriage. Whether you like it or not, these people can't help what sex they're attracted to. The majority of the people who oppose this are the ones who are strict on Christian beliefs--or what they believe them to be. Religious beliefs have been wrong before (like the moon not being pure), so what makes you think that the rest are still true? (I do not intend to sway you from your religion)
    The Christian "visuals" are just another part of these factions. A small group of die-hard Christians are so determined in keeping things the way they are that change happens slowly.
    Another reason why these "visuals" haven't disappeared are because they aren't that important. People grew up with them and most people barely even notice it. There are other important things to change instead.

  • No, the U.S. is a secular nation

    The majority of Americans may be Christians, but this country is not based on Christianity, only heavily influenced by the people who claimed to be Christian. Whoever says that the U.S. is a Christian nation clearly hasn't read the 1st Amendment of the United States Constitution which clearly states otherwise. Our nation is comprised of many cultures and beliefs, and is not based on any particular set of beliefs.

  • The U.S. is not a Christianity-based country

    The U.S. is not a Christianity-based country. Since the dawn of the time when the U.S. has become America, that year was 1776. Since then, it has been many, many decades. At which, we have some Christians. Then, there were a bunch of other religions that wanted to troll Christianity by existing. There includes an abundance of such that were to troll such a religion. Christian may be across the U.S. but not as much as there are other people not named Christian. For example, Bob is a good buddy and deserves to know the truth. There are a lot of Bobs in the world. Less than Christian maybe because Bob is a stupid name; nevertheless, there are Bobs and there are Christians. We live in a society, a world today where in the U.S. we have thus, others who are not Christian. Here lies the proof, even with you. You are not a Christian. You may be, but most of you who have the decency to read this are most likely not Christian. Most of you in the U.S. reading this is most likely not Christian. Thank you for letting me wasting your time reading a fallacy like yours but with the awesomeness of mine.


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