America's Founding Fathers Did NOT Create a Christian Nation

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"In the province of the mind, what one believes to be true either is true or becomes true." - John Lilly

For years members of certain extremist organizations have been attempting to convince people that America is, or at least should be, a Christian country and was founded by Christian men. It should go without saying that this is, at best, revisionist history or, at worst, deliberate despicable deception. However, it does not. The discussion is necessary and has become more necessary due to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.

Immediately following those attacks, American citizens found themselves in a position quite unlike any they had previously encountered. Faced with a tragedy of unparalleled magnitude, many American's turned towards their faith for solace. This is, of course, a wonderfully American thing to do…for oneself. However, many leaders of extremist Christian organizations have seized this opportunity to renew the fight upon the definitively secular laws of America. Therefore the discussions regarding the Christianity of America have begun to resurface. Herein, we will look at the most common arguments for the Christianity of America and show them to be false; we will show, definitively, that America is not a Christian country.

For clarity, we must define what the term "Christian country" really means and it is therefore worthwhile to examine the religious make-up of America. At this point, and for the foreseeable future, Christianity is the self-admitted majority religion of this Country. In 1990, sociologists at the Graduate School of the City University of New York completed and released the National Survey of Religious Identification. All results are from self-identified religious beliefs; the...

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