America still a Christian nation

Nothing compares to starting out the United States of America’s birthday with listening to patriotic music and reading “In God We Trust,” a full-page, paid message in the Camera.

Thank you, Hobby Lobby. You’ve reminded us of our nation’s Christian roots with quotes from former U.S. presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court justices, Congress, historic student guidelines at Harvard and Yale, Supreme Court rulings and observations by foreigners.

I readily agree with George Washington, the first U.S. president, Commander-in-Chief in the American Revolution and signer of the Constitution.

Washington said, “It is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor.”

We cannot choose for other countries, but we can take to heart Washington’s words and can put them into practice. We need God’s help against our enemies within and without our borders. The goodness of the people is the nation’s strength, even above that provided by the Constitution.

John Adams, the second U.S. president, signer of The Declaration of Independence and one of two signers of The Bill of Rights, observed the same and said: “We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”

President Barack Obama’s statement about religion in our country was not included in Hobby Lobby’s message. It is understandable since his message to the people has not been one urging trust in God.

The Pew Forum on Religious & Public Life’s U.S. Religious Landscape Survey, clearly shows Christianity is dominant in our country. Despite the numerous religions represented in the U.S., we are a Christian nation and founded on Judeo-Christian values and beliefs.

Obama is right that numerous other religions exist in the U.S. and that all citizens regardless of religion must work together to fix problems our country faces. Nevertheless, Obama went too far to exclaim in Turkey the U.S. is not a Christian nation.

I appreciate, U.S. Congressman J. Randy Forbes, for his response. Instead of quoting him, I thought it better you see his passionate response for yourselves in this YouTube video:

Happy Birthday, America! Keep on going. Trust in and obey God!

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6 Responses to America still a Christian nation

  1. Bob Loblaw says:

    Congress shall make no law respecting the establishment of a religion….

    How much clearer can you get, the USA is NOT a Christian nation in any form outside of a fantasy. George Washington may have invoked God, but that does not mean the Paulist twist of a beautiful Pagan Mystery Religion shall be the official religion.

    The phrase "In God We Trust" emanated from anti-Communist hysteria in the 1950s. The unspoken suffix to that slogan, "All others pay cash" is never acknowledged by the faithful.

    We have the freedom to worship whatever deity we like, we also are prohibited from forcing those preferences upon others who eschew your beliefs.

    If you like your methods, fine. If you insist on projecting those onto me or anyone else, expect a donnybrook.

  2. dave says:

    The United States was not founded to be nor has ever been a Christian Nation. Never was this made clearer than in the Treaty of Tripoli authored by George Washington:

    "As the Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion…"

    This treaty passed the senate unanimously and was signed into law by President John Adams.

    Some of the founding fathers were Christians, but the bulk including Adams, Jefferson, Franklin, and Washington were Deists. When they use the word "god" they are not referring to the Christian God nor anything like it.

  3. rclloyd says:

    Shirley…While attempting to include those of faiths other than Christianity…Your note above totally fails. When the "founding fathers" authored comments re faith in God the primary religion was in fact Christianity. In today's world and specifically the US…Travel through any part of the country and one sees places of worship for Muslims, Jews, Jehovah's Witness, Buddhist etc. Time to dig your head out of the sands of time and welcome all regardless of who their "God" happens to be.

    • The fact remains that out of all the religions in the USA, the majority of this country believes in Christ. This would indicate that if the majority of a country believes in Christ, then it is known as a Christian country. As you have sited other religions, there are some countries known as being Islamic, Buddist, or Hindu. No one would dispute that India is a Hindu country, although there are other religions there too. I'm sure no one takes offense when reports show that China is a Buddist country, although there are other religions there. Why is it then, when a country is majority Christian, people feel that they are not able to say it is a Christian country? Christianity actually is the largest religion in the world. There are approximately 1.8 billion Muslims, making Islam the second-largest religion in the world, after Christianity. Since Christianity is the largest religion in the world, then by this measure, this is a Christian world.

  4. RCLloyd,

    I am well aware of other religions in our country and of those with no religion. I totally embrace that. No added value or need to use put downs.

    My point remains valid that our country is still a Christian nation. Think of the description in terms of another label. We say a state is "red" or "blue" to show the majority vote Republican or Democrat. No one suggests people of other persuasions or no persuasion at all don't reside in that state. The same is true in saying our country is Christian.

  5. Yoda2 says:

    The question whether America is still a Christian nation has been posted since our pre-emptive attack on Iraq in 2003 propelled by the Zionists, frequently referred to as "neo-conservatives". Apparently, they want to portray the on-going holocaust of Arabs as a religious war of Christians against Muslims. Jewish media compares this war to Crusades! To answer the imposed question, we must remember that, first of all, by heritage and design we were, have been and supposed to be a Christian nation. Enemies of Christianity came here and were methodically conditioned into hatemongers much later than this nation had been established.
    Secondly, the war with the Arab nations has nothing to do with religions! It is a part of the premeditated Zionist plan for Greater Israel revealed by the U.S. Undersec'y of State John Bolton when he said in meetings with Israeli officials: "Syria and Iran are next." So far, Israel regularly refuses to declare its borders in favor of future expansion.
    So, the correct reply to those who doubt should be: We are not a Christian nation, if we support anti-Christians.

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