Yes, America needs to stop fearing "offending" someone and go back to its Christian roots. This country WAS based on Christian principles. I'm not saying we should force everyone to accept Christianity and kick out atheists and followers of other religions; but we do need to stop being shy about the fact that America has a lot to do with Christianity.
America should return to it's Christian roots, if we are talking about the kind of Christianity that the founders esposed - Unitarian, non judgmental, non mystical. Jefferson assembled his own version of the Bible that took the moral elements and left out the mystical/magical elements. Also, those who often profess that they want the USA to return to Christianity are really talking about being judgmental, exclusive, and condeming those who differ from them. That is very unChristian.
We were founded on the idea of religious freedom and keeping government secular we are a democracy not a theocracy if you want religious laws go move to iran or saudi arabia or some other sharia law country you can practice christianity if you choose but you cant force others to do so
I was talking to a friend recently that thought "under God" was always in the pledge and not something added because of the "red scare" in the 50s. On Go We Trust did not appear on currency until the fifties either so when I hear people up in arms about people taking "under God" out of the Pledge of Allegiance I always say why didn't we leave it alone in the 1st place.
The founding fathers were a bunch of Unitarians, Deists, Pantheists, Atheists, and other freethinkers. Their constitution was and is based on rationalism and not the 10 commandments or other Christian doctrine. Some of the first Presidents were Unitarians and Deists. I think the idea that America was a Christian Nation is just crock.
Some quotes by the founding fathers:
1.1797 Treaty of Tripoli signed by John Adams
"“The Government of the United States of America is not in any sense founded on the Christian religion.”"
2. Thomas Jefferson, letter to Dr. Thomas Cooper, February 10, 1814
"Christianity neither is, nor ever was a part of the common law."
America was not founded on Christianity. The majority of the founding fathers were deists. There is no mention of Christianity, or God, or Jesus in the Constitution.
America has no Christian roots to go back to.