posted on Aug, 3 2005 @ 12:18 PM
I don't even know if it's worth making this reply but, I think the preponderence of evidence makes it quite clear that the Founding Fathers were not
Christian in any significant percentage - some were; some weren't. They all (all, I think?) believed in God - the Creator, Supreme Being, etc. but
they did not all - maybe not even a majority - believe in Jesus as the Messianic Son of God.
The laws, constitution, system of government, etc. were based largely on other systems and those were based on previous systems and so on and so on
but, somewhere in there is reflected a lot of Judaic law that was later adopted by Christians.
I mean, I doubt I'll convince anybody who wishes to revise history to make Christianity seem to have more influence than it has ever really had in
this world and this nation. I agree it's important to study history - absolutely! It's also important to realize that history did not begin with
the USA or even with the birth of Jesus or even with story of Noah's flood. Mankind has been around a long time and has spent most of that period
trying to figure out how to live with the other people around them.
If you believe in Adam and Eve, you'd have to say that along with Eve came the first human heirarchy and, therefore, the beginnings of society along
with man's invention of governance...while you may not believe in Darwinian Evolution, nobody can deny societal evolution.
There were thousands of governments before the USA and there will almost certainly be thousands after it is gone. Let us not forget that our country
is still in its infancy compared to others throughout history - 230 years is really nothing compared to world history.
Oh, one more thing - I do believe that when the bible says "man" in reference to laws, it really means an adult male human. I contend that nothing
in the bible condemns lesbians. In fact, the Talmud says of lesbianism, to loosely paraphrase, "you shouldn't leave women alone together because
they will have sex" - it doesn't say that it's wrong...it says it's inevitable!