Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Obama: "We Do Not Consider Ourselves A Christian Nation"


Kristin said...

Well, he's right. We are not an officially Christian nation. I think he was using America as an example of how the "international community" would function - where no single religion runs the show. Given his proximity to Iran, I'd say this was more a jab at theocracies than anything?
That's not to say that the man should be trusted. To quote a favorite movie, "he pours poisoned honey in your ear."

Rebecca Stiff said...

He needs to speak for himself. There are MANY in this country that concider this to be a christian nation. Afterall, our country was founded on bibical truths and rights. The very rights that every citizen enjoys and a system that got that heathen in office. In God we trust. One nation under God. Our founding fathers did not mean, whatever god but the Lord God Almighty, our heavenly Father.

Kristin said...

I find it interesting that though the majority of the founding fathers were Christians, they did not write into law that this nation is a Christian nation. The pledge wasn't written until the 1890s...and "under God" wasn't added until the 1950s. "In God we trust" wasn't added to our currency until the 1860s. The founding fathers were wise men and I wonder what they would have said about those additions.

I think they wanted America to be seen as a nation full of Christians, not a Christian nation. In other words, the choice is made by the individual instead of the nation as a whole.

Honestly, if it came to a vote, I'm not sure that there'd be enough votes to declare us a Christian nation. I am not sure that active, practicing Christianity is really held by the majority of the country anymore.