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dylanpellerin-deactivated201205 asked: I'm not sure if you've been asked this before, and if you have, I apologize.
But why do you think that America has become a "Christian" nation, when the founding fathers were secularists? It baffles me when people say that this nation is christian, and always has been, when the founding fathers found christianity to be a perverted system. Looking at the country today, it seems that America is just as perverted as the idea of christianity.
I have been asked about this in the past and there is a lot of discussion on the topic. The easiest answer would be the fact that the vast majority of the early settlers were Christian, they want to pretend that equals a Christian nation. Many of the foundering fathers were deistic, at that time it was much harder to intelligently defend the position of Atheism and especially for politicians they needed to acknowledge some kind of God. They most certainly were secular though but because of the somewhat mixed messages people like to mix them together even more.
As more time passes it makes it harder for us to try and interpret the exact intentions of the founding fathers. Thankfully since there is a great deal of information still available and a great deal of research done very few people fall for the silly contention that we were intended to be a “Christian nation”. Those that seek to advance ridiculous ideas related to Christianity don’t concern themselves with things like the facts and the truth so they glance over it and look to focus on the few things they feel prove their points.
It is a bit of a harsh topic to bring up but I think so many things that are wrong with this country can be rooted to religion. It is the direct cause of a great deal of issues and indirectly of many many more. The agenda of the strongly Christian conservative right of this country is absolutely choking the life out of us. We watch the rest of the world advance while we sit around pointing fingers at each other and arguing issues that should of been settled 30 years ago. I sometimes honestly wonder if they want to drag us into the dark age, if they’re sabotaging this country, or if they’re actually so misguided that they believe they’re doing what’s right for this country.