Is America a Christian Nation?

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Re: Is America a Christian Nation?

Postby Philly » Sun Sep 06, 2015 11:25 am

Gay marriage did not "become constitutional". Banning it is unconstitutional, and has been since the 14th amendment was passed. The court just took their time to rule on it.
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Re: Is America a Christian Nation?

Postby Homer » Sun Sep 06, 2015 12:51 pm

America won't be a Christian country until it becomes more socialist.
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Re: Is America a Christian Nation?

Postby Stratego » Sun Sep 06, 2015 2:39 pm

Fletcher Dalton wrote:
SmithSmith wrote:Unfortunately, the USA is slowly but surely becoming an atheist nation. Once we were based on Judeo-Christian principles. Since we are losing that base, it looks like we are going to fry away and no longer exist as a nation. The west is claiming to be mainly christian. But what about homosexual marriages?


For me, America has ceased to be a Christian nation after gay marriage became constitutional. After the Supreme court decided to legalize same-sex marriages, any mention of Christianity in this country makes no sense. We have violated the sacred sacrament of marriage. And this is a time bomb for our country.


For me, America ceased being a Christian Nation in 1776.
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Re: Is America a Christian Nation?

Postby Edarmoc » Sun Sep 06, 2015 2:52 pm

The problem with calling it a Christian nation, is the wealth of viewpoints that can be ascribed to Christianity. Any self-serving code of ethics can pretty much be justified as being Christian, which is kind of a necessary outcome of how elastic and vague interpretations of the bible can be. Besides, ascribing an entire culture and set of ethics for a nation to a code of viewpoints that were written down in iron-age Palestine seems like an issue, anyway.

IMO, the internet and increasingly connectivity between countries will just continue driving people away from self-identifying as Christian in the U.S. and moving towards something less regionalistic like "spiritual but not religious".
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Re: Is America a Christian Nation?

Postby Stratego » Sun Sep 06, 2015 3:23 pm

The reason people are moving away from Christianity is that they see better alternatives for themselves.

There are a lot of things that distract you away from God. Religion could be one of those things.

Right now Christians are just repackaged Pharisees.
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Re: Is America a Christian Nation?

Postby spacemonkey » Tue Sep 08, 2015 1:50 pm

America is an experimental nation. The experiment is ongoing. My opinion is the experiment needs a bigger injection of common sense. **==
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Re: Is America a Christian Nation?

Postby Fletcher Dalton » Mon Dec 07, 2015 5:50 am

SmithSmith wrote:Unfortunately, the USA is slowly but surely becoming an atheist nation. Once we were based on Judeo-Christian principles. Since we are losing that base, it looks like we are going to fry away and no longer exist as a nation. The west is claiming to be mainly christian. But what about homosexual marriages?


Is America a Christian Nation?
Yes, we are. The majority of Americans identify themselves as Christians (70%). Close to a quarter claim no religious affiliation.
46% are protestants. 21% have Roman Catholic beliefs. Judaism, Buddhism, Islam, and Hinduism collectively make up about 6% of the population.
But to tell the truth, Christianity is losing positions towards atheism and Islam. Number of Christians has decreased. In 1990 number of Christians was app. 79%
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Re: Is America a Christian Nation?

Postby iolo » Sat Feb 06, 2016 7:15 am

I have - as someone brought up Christian - never understood how on earth anyone could ever justify calling the US 'Christian'. It worships money and success, and no-one there seems ever to read the New Testament. At best, the people there seem very-ill-instructed Jews.

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Re: Is America a Christian Nation?

Postby spacemonkey » Sun Feb 07, 2016 3:13 pm

America is a confused nation. Some don't even know what bathroom to be in.
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Re: Is America a Christian Nation?

Postby Dylan » Mon Feb 08, 2016 1:28 am

iolo wrote: At best, the people there seem very-ill-instructed Jews.


Outstanding.
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