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Went from non-Christian to Christian

10 votes
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Went from Christian to non-Christian

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Always Christian

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Never Christian

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PetersSmith says2015-04-07T16:29:02.6542594-05:00
Non-Christian to Christian? The British didn't send a bunch of atheists to America, most of the pilgrims were Protestant.
400spartans says2015-04-07T16:31:24.4699627-05:00
Non-Christian doesn't nessesarily mean Atheist. Most of the founding fathers were deist.
Vox_Veritas says2015-04-07T16:50:31.3607842-05:00
I don't agree that the Founding Fathers wanted a Christian theocracy, or even that the Christian religion would have special status, but to say that they were mostly deist is a little ridiculous. Most Americans at that time were Christian; if there were any non-Christian group in America at the time, it would've been the Native Americans, but that would've been about it.
briantheliberal says2015-04-07T16:52:20.2313824-05:00
Technecally, Native Americans weren't Christian. They were here first.
Vox_Veritas says2015-04-07T16:53:57.4955119-05:00
Yes, the Native Americans were here first. However, Native Americans did not establish the United States, though some Native American individuals might have helped towards achieving this country's establishment.
400spartans says2015-04-07T16:55:19.9555261-05:00
Oh, you're saying that because more people back then were Christian, the USA was a Christian nation. But, the constitution is secular, with no mention of Christianity. In fact, the Constitution refers to religion only twice in the First Amendment, which bars laws "respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof," and in Article VI, which prohibits "religious tests" for public office.
Dhruva says2015-04-07T16:55:43.8542665-05:00
When did christians become a minority in the US?
briantheliberal says2015-04-07T16:57:30.9901467-05:00
They were still here first. The pilgrims didn't "establish the United States" either. They had their own governments and civilizations here before anyone else.
Genghis_Khan says2015-04-07T17:06:08.9654449-05:00
At the time that the Native Americans were dominant, there was no United States... By the time the United States came into existence, the dominant religion was Christianity, so it makes no sense to say the country went from non-Christian to Christian. Really, this poll is dumb because the facts are indisputable- Christianity has been declining in popularity as time has went on.
Vox_Veritas says2015-04-07T17:29:31.5791069-05:00
I suppose that if you count Native Americans it went from non-Christian to Christian.
Mathgeekjoe says2015-04-07T20:04:40.6925755-05:00
@400spartans "Oh, you're saying that because more people back then were Christian, the USA was a Christian nation. But, the constitution is secular, with no mention of Christianity. In fact, the Constitution refers to religion only twice in the First Amendment, which bars laws "respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof," and in Article VI, which prohibits "religious tests" for public office." Are you saying that a Christian nation can't have freedom of religion? @VoxVeritas, "I suppose that if you count Native Americans it went from non-Christian to Christian." That would only be correct if it said north America, it is wrong for this poll since this poll is on the united states not north America.
slashthedragon says2015-04-08T08:50:09.1397104-05:00
What does the answers have to do with the question? If the question is about the USA constitution then it was never a Christian constitution so (4). If it is popularity then I believe there are more Muslims, Jews, Hindus and non-superstitious in the USA now then during the founding of the USA so (2). Do Christians have more influence now then I would say they are more vocal outside the church so (1). Puritans lost much of their influence during the Salem witch trials and became absorbed into other Christian religions prior to the forming of the USA. If you include prior to the forming of the USA then (2).

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