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This country was founded as a Christian nation. And do you know what the Constitution of the United States, when it was signed, Sheila, when George Washington signed it, he said these words: 'in the year of our Lord 1787,' Now that's what our Constitution said.... This is the only country, ladies and gentlemen, whose constitution specifically refers to Jesus Christ. We were a nation founded with faith in Jesus, and all of those people at the Constitutional Convention celebrated a mass for Christ.

Pat Robertson, gainesvillehumanists.org 52 Comments [11/28/2008 6:26:19 PM]
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FMG

Thou Shalt Not Bear False Witness

11/28/2008 6:32:09 PM

Stupidity for Jesus

And that's why I love freedom of religion. Because it includes freedom FROM religion.

11/28/2008 6:34:28 PM

a mind far far away

Wrong. Totally and completely wrong. The Constitution does not mention jesus christ at all. The "year of our lord" is the way we count our years, so that doesn't really count. Not all of the founding fathers were christians. Some were atheists, some agnostics, some deists. Of course, this is Pat Robertson, who's one of the leaders of the loser squad. There was no mass celebrated, either, and that should really offend all these protestants anyway, who think the catholic churh is evil. So much fail, so little time.

11/28/2008 6:36:26 PM

The L

Magna Carta, anyone?

11/28/2008 6:39:11 PM

Berny

It's Pat Robertson, so this is like shooting fish in a barrel with a Howitzer.

11/28/2008 6:39:45 PM

DevilsChaplain

"This country was founded as a Christian nation."
Oh sweet, now I can say it.....Treaty of Tripoli! Oh how I enjoy bursting fundies' bubbles!

"when George Washington signed it, he said these words: 'in the year of our Lord 1787,'"
Um, didn't EVERYONE use that phrase back then, "the year of our Lord"? Like using B.C. and A.D.? That is until we started using B.C.E. and C.E.

"This is the only country, ladies and gentlemen, whose constitution specifically refers to Jesus Christ."
Oh, Pat, Pat, Pat....Where in that entire fucking document does it mention Jesus H. Christ in there?!

"We were a nation founded with faith in Jesus, and all of those people at the Constitutional Convention celebrated a mass for Christ."
Many of the founding fathers were Deists, first of all. Secondly, they were pretty much all secularists, so even if there were some Christians in the mix (which there most certainly were), they favored a separation of Church and State because they KNEW what kind of evil can be perpetrated when those to forces join together. England had no such separation, and the last thing we wanted was to be like England (hence no monarch...and some founding fathers even contemplated creating an official language that wasn't English, just to spite the King...).

11/28/2008 6:45:22 PM

aaa

Are you sure of that? It may just be a reference to the lord of Bohemia.

11/28/2008 6:50:43 PM



Pat, you've obviously never read the Constitution. This is the exact same error that exposed Ron Paul as a fraud last year. He was claiming to be a "Constitutionalist," then talked about supposed references to the Christian god which weren't there. Actually, Pat, I doubt you've ever read anything.

11/28/2008 6:52:40 PM

Paschal Wagner

Funny, the version I have also says ...but no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.

11/28/2008 6:55:55 PM



It was?
What chapter of the Babble, refers to slaughtering native americans?

11/28/2008 6:58:24 PM

Grigadil

I'm sure Christ would have supported the "Life, Liberty, and pursuit of Happiness" thing, but the bible itself says fuck-all concerning those important American precepts.

You fail, you extortionist beggar...btw...How much do you charge for a first-class ticket to Heaven these days?

11/28/2008 7:07:25 PM

zazugrey

History fail.

11/28/2008 7:09:46 PM

Chatvert

Treaty of Tripoli, bitch!

(DevilsChaplain beat me to it, but I gotta say it.)

11/28/2008 7:32:07 PM

Frank

dont liars go to hell?

11/28/2008 7:36:07 PM

Reverend Jeremiah

Wow..you searched the ENTIRE constitution and you had to dig this one up as proof that Christianity is the supporting philosophy of our republic?..HAHAHAHAHAHAHA...and this is the best you can do?

11/28/2008 7:55:23 PM

JDC1

@The L
Yes please, I would like a nice nice slice of
Magna Carta. Wouldn't anyone who knows what it is?

...And, as we all should know, the word Lord does not
imply Jesus.
What about Jewish folks who use that term?

There are some Islamic groups who use the word 'Lord'.

Has anyone ever talked to an American Indian about the meaning of the term Lord? Oh, don't get me started but thank
you for listening.

11/28/2008 8:32:35 PM

Cap'n Mel

What's with this year of our lord? It's 1787 CE.

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I hate you, watermelon head.

11/28/2008 8:36:23 PM

John

"In the Year of Our Lord" is English for "Anno Domini" (AD). "the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and Eighty seven" is just an elaborate way of saying "1787 AD". That is the only reference to God in the Constitution. The Constitution never mentions Jesus or God.

11/28/2008 8:48:41 PM

Marcus

This country was founded as a Christian nation.

This is your opinion, Pat. The 1st Ammendment disagrees with you:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;

So here's how it works: the government won't tell you to join the Church of England if you'll stay out of governmental affairs. Easy, eh?!

11/28/2008 8:52:01 PM

anonymous

Jesus of Nazareth wa sborn 5 BC.

Must have been thinking of a different Lord.

11/28/2008 8:55:06 PM

Old Viking

"The year of the our Lord" was purely a convention used when writing calendar dates. It has no religious significance. No, we were not founded as a Christian nation. The founders went to great lengths to create a secular society. And there is no mention of Jesus or God in the Constitution. None whatsoever. You could have had someone read it to you.

11/28/2008 8:58:18 PM

WMDKitty

Wrong.

11/28/2008 8:59:01 PM

Beeblebrox

This is the only country, ladies and gentlemen, whose constitution specifically refers to Jesus Christ.

The Constitution does not mention Jesus Christ, either directly or indirectly. Why are you lying, Pat? Are the sales for your "super shake" slumping? Maybe lifting a full ton with your legs is taking a toll on your brain.

11/28/2008 9:01:52 PM

Elphada

I've never liked Pat. I think he's a pig.

11/28/2008 9:02:16 PM

Ash

Ahhh, Ayatollah Robertson. May his testicles rot and fall off.

11/28/2008 9:44:50 PM
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