Is America Christian?

Written by Terry Dashner

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Fact: The claim that America has a distinct Christian heritage does not mean that every American is now or ever was a Christian. Moreover, it does not mean that eitherrepparttar Church orrepparttar 132236 State should force people to profess belief in Christianity or attend religious services. Furthermore, a belief in a Christian heritage for America does not mean that non-Christians, and for that matter, dissenting Christians, cannot hold contrary opinions in a climate of a general Christian consensus. An honest study of America’s past will show that a majority of Americans shared a common religion and ethic. America’s earliest founders were self-professing Christians and their founding documents expressed a belief in a Christian worldview.

Fact: John Winthrop’s sermon aboardrepparttar 132237 Arabella in 1630 states in part: “Forrepparttar 132238 persons, we are a Company professing ourselves fellow members of Christ…Forrepparttar 132239 work we have in hand, it is by a mutual consent through a special overruling providence, and a more than an ordinary approbation ofrepparttar 132240 Churches of Christ to seek out a place of Cohabitation of Consortship under a due form of Government both civil and ecclesiastical…”

Fact: In 1892,repparttar 132241 Supreme Court declared, inrepparttar 132242 case of The Church ofrepparttar 132243 Holy Trinity vs. United States, that America was a Christian nation from earliest days. After examining a full range of historical documents, Associate Justice David J. Brewer concluded that Americans are “a religious people. This is historically true. Fromrepparttar 132244 discovery of this continent torepparttar 132245 present hour, there is a single voice making this affirmation.” In 1931, Supreme

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Court Justice George Sutherland reviewedrepparttar 132246 1892 decision and reaffirmed that Americans are a “Christian people.” As late as 1952repparttar 132247 Supreme Court was affirming and reaffirming this fact.

I thought you might like some facts to help you reach your own conclusion about America’s religious heritage. The facts are there. They’re overwhelmingly in support ofrepparttar 132248 notion that America was founded onrepparttar 132249 principles of Holy Scripture. What say you?

May God bless America !

Terry Dashner

Writes articles about America's early history. 918-451-0270


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offers substantial evidence of this. Combine this level of churlishness with a life lacking in any responsibility (every bobby onrepparttar street has a more difficult job than does Charles) and you have a prime example ofrepparttar 132234 welfare system run amok; one would expect Charles to shack up with Camilla in a double-wide (sporting plastic pink flamingoes byrepparttar 132235 front door) onrepparttar 132236 lawn of Buckingham Palace. The royals offer upper-crust entertainment inrepparttar 132237 same wayrepparttar 132238 Jerry Springer Show appeals torepparttar 132239 blue-collar middle-class television viewer.

The world expects Prince Harry to apologize. For what – being stupid? How does a person apologize for being born deficient in intellect and personality? The best Great Britain – andrepparttar 132240 world – can hope is that inrepparttar 132241 future, Harry’s deficits are hidden behind castle walls, andrepparttar 132242 royals hire some good handlers to ensure his stupidity is only self-destructive. The Brits deserve better that this.

The author is a freelance writer and farmer with a lot of opinions. Her farm, KittyVista Organics, is located in the recalcitrantly red state of Indiana.

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