Was 'merica founded on christian values?

Posted by: retrogamer176

Here's a hint: "As the government of the United States of America is not in any sense founded on the Christian Religion..." From Article 11 of the Treaty of Tripoli 1797. Unanimously ratified by the U.S. Senate and signed by President John Adams.

  • Yes!

  • No!

48% 14 votes
52% 15 votes
  • But only partially... America was founded with Judeo-Christian values in mind, values that are being thoughtlessly ignored today!

  • Yes, but freedom of religion was guaranteed.

  • I'm a liberal and I'm just saying that, "I do believe that 'merica was founded on Christian values, but I'm not sure about America, those communist queers." No, but seriously, even though the freedom of religion is constitutionally guaranteed, it is quite hard to ignore religious subtones around our original government. In addition, most of our early government and civilians were Christian and the constitution wasn't even what our country was founded on; the first American government was established under the Articles of Confederation

  • To those that say yes, plz explain why the only mention of religion in the constitution, was when they said you can't establish one?

  • Founding fathers were deists.

  • To all who say yes, read the First Amendment!

  • Apparently conservatives, who claim to be all about the Constitution haven't heard of the First Amendment.

  • Technically No, but certain aspects of Christianity can be found here and there. It was important to a lot of people back then.

  • It's in the Constitution for christ's sake.

    Posted by: benhos
  • It was founded by beliefs of freedom, one being the freedom of religion. So, wouldn't saying that America was founded on Christan values morally wrong?

  • 1st amendment says otherwise

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retrogamer176 says2015-04-07T14:26:43.0511147-05:00
Time to go legal: http://www.debate.org/forums/Society/topic/66252/#1966155
Tonius5 says2015-04-07T15:09:40.6742377-05:00
@retro Or prohibit one... Never leave that part out.
retrogamer176 says2015-04-07T15:12:54.5941084-05:00
True, true.
retrogamer176 says2015-04-07T15:13:19.6784260-05:00
But that doesn't help your point.
retrogamer176 says2015-04-08T21:28:18.1524220-05:00
Actually, most of our founding fathers were quite hostile twords religion.
Trustmeinlying says2015-05-08T13:06:28.6344413-05:00
Majority of the founding fathers were christian or catholic. Our laws were based off of christian beliefs but our government was a half and half.
retrogamer176 says2015-05-08T15:17:38.2189517-05:00
@trustmeinlying the first amendment forbids any laws based on ANY religion.
briantheliberal says2015-05-08T15:47:18.8820773-05:00
The majority of our founding fathers were actually deists and denounced organized religion, especially Christianity.

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