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Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Many Erroneously Believe America Was Founded As A Christian Nation

USA Today recently did an article on the view that American’s have toward the Christian influence of the founders and their intent for our nation. In the article, Andrea Stone writes, “The survey measuring attitudes toward freedom of religion, speech and the press found that 55% believe erroneously that the Constitution establishes a Christian nation.”

Erroneously? This seems to become the key word in the entire article, making it quite clear that the author is not actually relaying poll information from the public to the public, but is, in fact, critiquing us and telling us that what we believe is flat out wrong. It becomes evident that the author maintains no journalistic integrity. She is not reporting news, but rather pushing her personal view of history through the medium of a nationally read news outlet.

Most people feel that the term Christian nation refers to a nation governed by principles drawn from the Word of God. The constitution very clearly reflected a prominent influence of Judeo-Christian culture and principles. It was in fact the Baptists who were the strongest proponents of the freedoms stated in the first amendment. These freedoms have never been found in any other secular or religious culture and society other than those based on non-Catholic Christianity.

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