Was the USA founded on Christian principles?
We hear the arguments all the time. The USA was founded on Christian principles say some Christians. No it wasn’t say the Atheists and others. Who is correct?
The Atheologist will attempt to answer this question once and for all.
The Atheologist did a Google search and as anticipated the results went something like this, Group A, mainly Christians say, “yes the USA was founded on Christian principles”, while Group B, the Atheists, Deists, Secularists, Humanists, historians, and pretty much everyone else says, "no the USA was not founded on Christian principles”, “was too”, “was not”, “was too”, “was not”, “was too”, “was not”, “was too"….and on and on it went until the Atheologist’s head hurt..
The Atheologist turned to the founder of the Christian Coalition, Pat Robertson, who on page 270 of his book The Turning Tide writes:
"It is certainly true that the precepts of faith are interwoven throughout the founding documents of this nation. The forms of our constitutional government - as implemented by Jefferson, Madison, Franklin, Washington, Adams, and others - were carefully designed to acknowledge the authority of the Scriptures and our dependence upon the Creator."
“Now would I write it if it wasn’t true?”
And he added that Maryland was named after Jesus’ mother.
The Atheologist then turned to someone with an opposing view, Reverend Barry W. Lynn; executive director of American’s United for Separation of Church and State. Barry says that it is a myth that America is a Christian nation. He then proceeded to throw questions at me like; - Where in the Bible are any Democratic principles even mentioned? Why is God or Jesus never mentioned in the US constitution? Why would Thomas Jefferson say, “Christianity neither is, nor ever was a part of the common law” or why would Thomas Paine say , “The age of ignorance commenced with the Christian system”. These were two of our great founding fathers. And then we have James Madison who said, “Ecclesiastical establishments tend to great ignorance and corruption, all of which facilitate the execution of mischievous projects” and Benjamin Franklin, "I have found Christian dogma unintelligible. Early in life I absented myself from Christian assemblies." Would two of the main authors of our constitution say things like that if they were using Christian principles as a framework for our country?. - I guess Barry didn’t understand that I was supposed to be asking the questions, not him. I needed answers not more questions.
The Atheologist wasn't getting anywhere so he turned to one of his often used sources; Pastor Fred Phelps of the Westboro Baptist Church,
“God sent his followers to claim America as the New Canaan” says Fred, “haven’t you ever read the Bible you hell bound pervert, the Bible and the founding of this once great country are undeniably linked. Read God's book and learn about the great Christian principles that this country was founded on. For example, our forefathers, such as Thomas Jefferson and George Washington owned slaves. The Old and New Testaments permit slavery and have rules about beating and treating slaves. The original U.S. Constitution permitted slavery and so did Jesus. The secular, liberal, God-hating heathens later changed the constitution, and turned against God, to suit their needs. The keeping of women in their proper place, (Ephesians 5:22-24 and 1Timothy 2:11-12), and the wiping out of the red man, (Numbers 33:52-53), were also some of our other original Christian principles that we hardly follow anymore. This country will pay dearly for these transgressions against our Lord. If we don’t go back to our glorious Christian roots and basic Biblical laws such as stoning fags and stubborn children to death, then 9/11 and Katrina will seem like nothing compared with what the good Lord has in store for you devil worshipping dogs. Do you have any more stupid questions you homo fag sodomite?”
No, I did not.