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New Novel 'Terrifies' Readers, Suggests 'President Palin' Could Have Turned us Into a Christian Nation

Illbay Wrote: Sep 02, 2013 1:11 PM
You mean turn us BACK into a Christian nation?
HeraldOfGalactus Wrote: Sep 02, 2013 1:20 PM
America was never a "Christian Nation." Only two of the 10 commandments are even enshrined in our laws. Also, documents like the Treaty of Tripoli and the first amendment make it very clear that America is not a Christian nation. It is merely a nation that tolerates and protects religious diversity and I think that's a good thing for a free and just society.
usmcpgw Wrote: Sep 02, 2013 1:34 PM
this nation was FOUNDED on Christian/Judeo principles.

the Founders started every meeting with prayers to God. Christian God
HeraldOfGalactus Wrote: Sep 02, 2013 4:28 PM
Those principles you mentioned are not Judeo-Christian principles. They are more diverse. Judeo-Christian principles don't call for things like freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and freedom of press. Otherwise, it would have taken a lot less time after the death of Christ to establish such a system. And it doesn't matter that the founders prayed before a meeting. It doesn't matter if politicians pray today. It only matters that they don't mix the law with religious doctrine.