The U.S is NOT a Christian nation – here’s why.
Many people spout the wrongly held belief that the United States is a ‘Christian’ country.
While it might seem that there is an abundance of religious fanatics in the country, it does not have its roots in religion. This is why…
1. The Text of the Constitution Does Not Say the United States Is a Christian Nation
The U.S is a fairly new country. We literally have the documents from when it was ‘born’. Nowhere in the constitution does it say that the country is built on religious foundations. These beliefs have simply been added over time by people with their own agenda.
2. The Founders’ Political Beliefs Would Not Have Led Them to Support the Christian-Nation Idea
None of the founding fathers were religious enough to try and put their religious stamp on the country. Thomas Jefferson in particular was a man of science, and Madison famously said:
“Torrents of blood have been spilt in the old world, by vain attempts of the secular arm, to extinguish Religious discord, by proscribing all difference in Religious opinion.”
3. The Key Founders Were Not Conservative Christians and Likely Would Not Have Supported an Officially Christian Nation
Many Americans like to believe that their Christian ways have roots in the founding fathers, but Christianity as we know it is a fairly new concept. Even simple morals and humanity were totally different in 1787. Slavery was still in full swing for around 100 years after the U.S was born, does this fit in with the Christian aesthetic?
4. The Key Founders Were Not Conservative Christians and Likely Would Not Have Supported an Officially Christian Nation
The constitution was actually attacked by Christian founders who were peeved at a lack of reference to Christianity. The constitution was actually formulated on purpose to exclude religion and religious references.
5. During the Post-Civil War Period, a Band of Politically Powerful Pastors Tried Repeatedly to Amend the U.S. Constitution to Add References to Jesus Christ and Christianity
Since the dawn of the United States and after the Civil War, there has been many attempts by pastors to try and sneak references to Jesus and Christianity into the constitution. These have failed at every attempt, and the constitution still remains today, a totally Jesus-free zone.
Next time someone mentions to you about America being a Christian country, you can ask them to point out in the constitution, exactly where?
Via Raw Story