Friday, April 10, 2009

I thought we were a Christian Nation...Am I wrong?

President Obama says "We are not a Christian nation" hmmm..

How do you feel about that comment?


Delaney said...

I don't have a problem with it because America is a melting pot of people and religions and to call our nation one specific "brand" is to completely discount other American's faiths which we should not do.

We need to be tolerant of all faiths as every individual has a freedom to choose their religion here. That is what people have died for, the right to practice freedom of choice. Just because one faith is 76% of a country does not make the whole country "Christian"

All we should say is that the majority of America is Christian, therefore not discounting the other 24% of religious people.

Becca said...

While I think you could safely say that Christians are the majority, America doesn't have an "official" religion.

MommyAmy said...

I'm a Christian, but I also believe in separation of church and state. We do not have an official religion in the US for a very good reason. Many people have died to give us religious freedom. We are "One nation under God" but there is no description of which God. An important thing to note, most of the founding father's were Unitarians, which is basically the acceptance and integration of any and all religions. They believed that there was a God... but that's pretty much it. Very few of them were Christians in the way that we think of the term "Christian".

I'm not a fan of Obama, but I don't disagree with anything he said here.

The Girl Next Door said...

I agree with the others - although I am Christian, I do not consider this a "Christian" nation - we are free to choose and God help us if that ever changes. And We should tolerate - no welcome - that freedom of choice, so long as that choice does not infringe on my choice.

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Nina said...

I think this is so sad considering we were a nation founded on Christian values.

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