Originally posted by madnessinmysoul
Beg to differ? Well, you're wrong then.
Knowing your posts, the exact opposite is contained in your posts.
Ahh, so you are judging a book by its cover, instead of doing your due diligence.
This idea became mainstream around 1776 and then faded out due to revivalism that spread throughout the US periodically. Many of the founders were
deists, one may have been an atheist (Franklin).
That is highly misleading.
First of all, I have already proven the fact that the the idea WAS NOT mainstream at the time of the writing of the Constitution. A simple look into
history would show you that.
Secondly, is the charge of Deists. Much how Christianity has changed, so has Deism. Strictly speaking, Eighteenth-century deists of the believed
that God did not intervene in the lives of his human creation. He did not perform miracles, answer prayer, or sustain the world by his providence.
True religion, according to the deist, was based on reason rather than divine revelation. Today, Deism is seen as similar to atheist and agnostic.
That is why people like Annee can't seem to get their heads around Christian Deism, which is wht the founding fathers were.
Thirdly, you claim that "many" were deists.
beg to differ.
I'm sorry, but which God do you mean? That's my objection. There is no objective evidence of this deity.
Also, were a deity mentioned, how would you make it the theistic deity as opposed to the deistic deity?
Perhaps you should do some more readings of the founding fathers to see what God they meant exactly?
I am sorry I will not do ALL the research for you.
Deny ignorance, and stuff.
None of that ever happened, please bone up on the last 150 years of science.
The Constitution was written 235 years ago. Science of the last 150 years has nothing to with it. Nice straw man though. Too bad I see through it.
Eh, fornicate it. You aren't here to talk, your post is ramblingly long, and it contains Bible quotes. You don't quote a single instance of
anything in the early history of the USA, yet you quote the Bible. That's just idiotic.
Because any simple google search can bring you to founding fathers quotes and writings supporting their views, which also support the OP. I decided
to prove it from the opposite end.
Here's my entire counter-argument against you:
America is not a Christian nation. It's explicitly stated within US law; in a treaty written in 1796
As the Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion,—as it has in itself no
character of enmity against the laws, religion, or tranquility, of Mussulmen,—and as the said States never entered into any war or act of hostility
against any Mahometan nation, it is declared by the parties that no pretext arising from religious opinions shall ever produce an interruption of the
harmony existing between the two countries.
I think people in 1796 had a pretty damn good idea on how the nation was founded. Since I have a matter of approved legislation which actively
declares that the USA was no founded on Christianity less than ten years after the ratification of the Constitution....I win. You lose.
Ahh I was waiting for that. Only took two pages.
Perhaps you should study up on you language skills.
The treaty is stating that Christianity is not the state religion of the United States, and therefore has no problems with dealing with Muslims/
At the time, The Muslim Barbary Powers (Tunis, Morocco, Algiers, and Tripoli) were warring against what they claimed to be the "Christian" nations
(England, France, Spain, Denmark, and the United States (notice . . . state religion of the first 4?).
Please learn how to research a bit more. I expect more out of ATS.