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Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Is America a Christian Nation?

As I plan on celebrating the 4th of July with my family. I am thinking about the country I live in and so here are questions I have had and others often discuss. Is America a Christian nation? Was it founded on Christian principles, God, Jesus, faith? What makes any nation a Christian nation? What does it take for a country to be a Christian nation? Is it possible? Can any country be a Christian nation? Why or why not? Does free will, freedom, choice, help or hinder the process of a nation being Christian? What do you think? Share your thoughts.

17 Comments:

Blogger Cerebrations.biz said...

Absolutely NOT! France- maybe. England- probably. But, that's why our freedom of religion needs to be taken so strongly.
Right now, one of our biggest issues is the foisting of one's religion upon others. If you really like that, consider moving to Pakistan or Afghanistan or Saudi Arabia- they'll make sure you follow theirs.

2:40 PM  
Anonymous Wendy said...

France and England are very much secular nations...

5:28 PM  
Blogger Kansas Bob said...

I might suggest that America was founded more on Jewish ideas (i.e. Law) than Christian ones (i.e. Grace).

7:19 PM  
Blogger vsdaddy said...

While the U.S. may not be a "Christian" nation, there can be little doubt that many of our founding fathers (and mothers) were devoted Christians who were seeking a place to worship. The Mayflower Compact, the first constitution written, statements of so many, the formation of Harvard, Yale, etc. as preacher schools (to preach the Bible, not inclusiveness), many of the early laws, etc., were clearly based on the Bible. But, no, the U.S. is not and never was a "Christian" nation. But, many of the founders were Christian including 50 of the 54 men who signed the Declaration of Independence. It was their desire to form a nation dependent on the God of the Bible and to worship the Lord Jesus Christ.

9:51 PM  
Blogger Debra said...

Yes, America is a Christian nation.
But we've lost our identity, just as individuals lose their identities when they lose sight of their purpose and reason for being.

7:55 PM  
Blogger Kansas Bob said...

Found this interesting quote from Greg Boyd at Renew.org ...

“For many…the American flag has smothered the glory of the cross, and the ugliness of our American version of Caesar has squelched the radiant love of Christ.”

“This myth harms the church’s primary mission. For many in America and around the world, the American flag has smothered the glory of the cross, and the ugliness of our American version of Caesar has squelched the radiant love of Christ. Because the myth that America is a Christian nation has led many to associate America…

11:23 AM  
Blogger Cerebrations.biz said...

Wendy:
You obviously have not been to France- or are oblivious to the various aspects of life that are imposed on the "other" (probably because you are not...) Which brings up the key point- it's hard to see the bias when the bias matches your own.

12:16 PM  
Anonymous Wendy said...

I've been to France, spent quite a few weeks there... can you give examples of your point please.

8:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wrong question as "Christian" was never meant to be an adjective, but a noun

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