[Randy's response to a poster saying the US isn't a Christian Nation]
FACT: The original settlers who came to America were Bible-believers looking to escape the religious persecution of the Catholic church and the Church of England
FACT: The majority of the men who created the government of this nation were men who worshiped God.
FACT: SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE is a myth that occurs nowhere in the Constitution of the United States. The first amendment of the Constitution has been misinterpreted by atheists who want to dissolve any form of Christian worship in the United States. The First Amendment says, "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances." Among other things, this amendment says that the congress cannot make a law stating that everyone must be a Baptist. This amendment also says that the congress cannot make a law which restricts free exercise of religion. In other words, they cannot make a law which says it is illegal for you to witness to someone at school. This amendment does not say that a government may not, for example, post the ten commandments on public property or endorse a prayer at the beginning of a meeting of some kind. In fact, both houses of Congress and the Supreme Court all start their sessions with an opening prayer.
FACT: Both houses of Congress and the Supreme Court all start their sessions with an opening prayer.
FACT: The most common pieces of material printed by our Government (currency) contains the phrase "In God We Trust"
FACT: Even today, in the face of overwhelming media bias which would lead us to believe otherwise, and the corresponding revision of history more than 80% of the population of the United States professes to be Christian (I personally do not believe this number to represent the number of people in the US who are saved).
FACT: Since the creation of the Judicial system (excluding recent actions of the ACLU), anyone who testified in a court of law had to swear an oath before God to tell the truth with their hand on the Bible.
FACT: The Word of God is used in conjunction with some oath whenever a public official is sworn into office.
I could continue, but anyone with an ounce of common sense can see that this is a CHRISTIAN NATION!
Bro. Randy, Teens-4-Christ 45 Comments
[5/28/2007 12:00:00 AM]
Fundie Index: 7
Submitted By: Daniel Vasquez