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We're all about the Religious Freedom here!

Well, so long as it's MY version of religion:

"We have not only a Hindu prayer being offered in the Senate, we have a Muslim member of the House of Representatives now, Keith Ellison from Minnesota. Those are changes -- and they are not what was envisioned by the Founding Fathers," asserts Sali. Sali says America was built on Christian principles that were derived from scripture. He also says the only way the United States has been allowed to exist in a world that is so hostile to Christian principles is through "the protective hand of God."

Representative Bill Sali (R mouthbreather - Idaho)


Isn't it nice how people can have this kind of telepathic link with historical people?
Dammit, now I wish I could raise the dead, or time travel [reliably]

I'd love to be able to have the Founding Fathers [and Mothers, lets not forget them even though history does] march into the Senate and tell those mucking forons exactly what they think of their Christian Principlestm !

America wasn't built on scripture, or anything religious... in fact reading between the lines, they were aiming for atheist state but didn't say so for honking off the common folk.

Damn those moronic malicious malingering, falsely pious pompous propagandist Pricks and their seditious memes !!
Something I've been saying for years, and have had some interesting arguments with atheists over;

America IS a Christian Nation.
It was founded by Christians of various sects.
Long before the Ecumenical Council convened, and due to religious intolerances throughout Europe, they recognized a need for a country peoples of different faiths to freely practice their beliefs.
Thus, they constructed the FIRST Christian Nation which was truly NOT a theocracy.
People may state that England was not a theocracy.
The religion of the leaders was always expected to be the religion of the people, thus the problems with the English Occupation of Ireland.
By creating a nation that is not a theocracy, peoples of all faiths, and non-faiths, have been allowed to grow in their beliefs in relative safety.
Regardless, it is a Christian Nation.
This is the reason that mentions of God have appeared in various official state forms.
BUT, those who do not wish to acknowledge God in any of these official capacities is free to exercise that choice without reprisal.
Jehovah's Witnesses are even a Christian sect, and they are free to abstain from the pledge of allegiance.
The people that are pushing to remove all mention of God from anything Government related, the same people that protest any public display of Christianity not on church ground during the Christmas season, these people are actually discriminating against the very Nation which has given them their freedom of beliefs.
These people need to move to another country if they don't like living in a Christian Nation.
The hardest part about living in a free country is defending another's rights to their freedoms when you do not approve of, or agree with their freedoms.
The ability to so is actually the strongest mark of a true patriot.
This means even standing up for a nations right to embrace the faith which founded it.
The United States of America is a Christian Nation which decided to embrace all of mankind, and not just the ones that had the same ideology.
We should be grateful for this, and not protest it.
Yet, the more we allow individuals to force the values we were founded on out of practice, the further we descend into the chaos which we are currently caught in.
We as a nation, are a child of mixed heritage, and that heritage becomes more mixed every year.
If we try to deny even one part of that heritage, we deny the nation itself.
To be an American is not to be a Christian, a Muslim, a Janist, a Wiccan, or even an Atheist; it is to be a Brother or Sister to everyone that has the red, white, and blue flowing through their veins.
We are a family.
Like all family members, we have problems with each other.
Be it in our actions, inactions, or beliefs, but we tolerate all of our differences because as long as we saty together and support each other we are invincible.
Fighting within only hurts ourselves.

Let America be a Christian Nation.
You don't need to believe in Christ to be a proud American, but we do need to acknowledge that if it weren't for the people that followed his teachings and divised a nation with these ideas in mind, we wouldn't be a nation today.
The American history is one to be proud of, even in our mistakes, and it needs each of us, regardless of color or faith, to remain a strong Nation.

Jim Bush Jr
aka; Runeseer, Tepes, Mathgomain, Jim McCleod and Seamus In Security
6:05 PM, EST
The problem with this argument is that there is no such thing as a Christian Religion. Each sect claims to be the one true faith. Therefore, which one are we founded on. I guess Puritans or Calivinsts, since they got here first.
Actually, the vast majority were protestants and episcopleans., which doesn't bode well for me as an Irish Roman-Catholic, historically speaking.
But, no specific sect was ever identified when they founded the nation.
They agreed to build it off of Christian Ideals, as long as there was a separation of church and state.
This was the easiest way to avoid problems, even amongst themselves.
The Christian Principles they founded the country on were the Principles universal to all sects of Christianity which existed at the time, and because it wasn't a theocracy the finer points of view from each sect were actually a null poit because the finer points all pertained to the practice of the belief.

-another word from your local history and theology geek, who just happens to be a non-practicing Catholic at odds with his faith-
Hmmm, in my opinion the founding fathers were not building a nation built on christan principals. A good essay on this can be found http://www.infidels.org/library/modern/farrell_till/myth.html.