12.13.11

What if USA really were a Christian nation

Posted in at 17:00 by RjZ

During President Obama’s April 2009 visit to Turkey he denied that the United States is a Christian nation saying: “One of the great strengths of the United States is…we do not consider ourselves a Christian nation or a Jewish nation or a Muslim nation. We consider ourselves a nation of citizens who are bound by ideals and a set of values.”

Christian conservatives vehemently disagree.

Saudi Arabia is once again out to prove just how dangerous state sactioned religion can be, by beheading a person who’s religious beliefs are not aligned with those of the state. Of course, that’s an Islamic state, but the victim of this human rights offense, an alleged witch, would be at odds with a Christian nation as well.

The response to those claiming the United States of America is founded on Christian ideals shouldn’t be examples of agnostic or deist founding fathers and quotes from Thomas Jefferson’s letters, but rather a question. How we can ensure we won’t end up like Saudi Arabia, with religion police and executions for blasphemy, if we really did have a state-sponsored religion?

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