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Founded as a Christian nation? Bah!

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For those of you that think this nation was founded as a Christian nation, you are dead bang wrong.. The men who built this nation had little use for Christianity and opposed it. These men were Diests (check Wikipedia), did not believe the Bible was true, and were strongly opposed to the teaching of Christianity.. When the Founders wrote our Constitution, they specified that “no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States.” (Article 6, section 3) A provision radical in its day— giving equal citizenship to believers and non-believers alike. They wanted to ensure that no single religion could make the claim of being the official, national religion, such as England had. Nowhere in the Constitution does it mention religion, except in exclusionary terms. The words “Jesus Christ, Christianity, Bible, and God” are never mentioned in the Constitution— not once. The Declaration of Independence gives us important insight into opinions of the Founding Fathers. Thomas Jefferson wrote that the power of the government is derived from the governed. Up until that time, it was claimed that kings ruled nations by the authority of God. The Declaration was a radical departure from the idea of divine authority. The 1796 treaty with Tripoli states that the United States was “in no sense founded on the Christian religion” This was not an idle statement, meant to satisfy muslims— they believed it and meant it. This treaty was written under the presidency of George Washington and signed under the presidency of John Adams. Some of you morons need to read true American history, not lies. I’ll bet you that write hateful letters never even looked at the Constitution. Quotes: “I do not find in orthodox Christianity one redeeming feature.” Thomas Jefferson “This would be the best of all possible worlds, if there were no religion in it.” John Adams “Christianity neither is, nor ever was, a part of the Common Law.” -letter to Dr. Thomas Cooper, 1814 from George Washington “The Bible is not my book, nor Christianity my profession.” -Spoken by Abraham Lincoln, quoted by Joseph Lewis As for Reagan crying (boo hoo), is this the same Reagan that raped our country, turned homeless mental patients loose on the street, sold arms to the enemy, and along with Bush and Nixon was one of the worst presidents ever???? Jill Walker, Auburn