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Originally posted by KeliOnyx
It happened when faced with falling Republican voting blocks Reagan adopted Pat Robertson. And for a few decades it worked, until present day. Now after decades of social issues constantly being put on the back burner the Republican Party the religious folks too k the wheel and they aren't planning on giving it back.
Originally posted by TheAngryFarm
Religion will be the downfall of the republican party.
If they dont get rid of the schizophrenic jesus freaks soon, they will end up in the history books, and not in current events.
Originally posted by DazedDave
This is moreso a question than it is any type of conspiracy or anything. I was chatting with some friends about how the USA has become very... "Christian", especially in the last 10 years (my opinion). Both political sides seem to be pretty Christian, though there appears to be more Christian hardliners that lean Right.
I'm really curious as to when this shift happened. When did the Republican party become so Christian? I see a lot of stuff about America's "Christian Heritage" but as far as I know, the country was founded on secularism and most of the founding fathers were Deists rather than actual Christians with heavy Christian beliefs.
The Republicans talk about protecting the constitution and the values America was founded on, but few of these have anything to do with Christianity. It's like all of a sudden there was this "shift" towards Christianity and I'm just curious as to when this happened. Hell, I even read somewhere that Lincoln was an atheist, is that true?
This isn't meant to discuss "right versus wrong" or meant to be a religious debate. Please keep it that way. I'm actually just wanting to learn more about the philosophical shift towards hardline Christianity in America on the republican side, when it happened, who introduced it, etc...
All this happened to King Nebuchadnezzar. Twelve months later, as the king was walking on the roof of the royal palace of Babylon, he said, “Is not this the great Babylon I have built as the royal residence, by my mighty power and for the glory of my majesty?” Daniel 4:28-30
(voice from Heaven) Seven times will pass by for you until you acknowledge that the Most High is sovereign over the kingdoms of men and gives them to anyone he wishes.” Daniel 4:32