Why do people still assert that America is a Christian Nation when...?
-Murray v. Curlett (and Abington School District v. Schempp) was a United States Supreme Court case argued on February 27–28, 1963 and decided on June 17, 1963. In the case, the Court decided 8–1 in favor of the respondent, Edward Schempp, and declared school-sponsored Bible reading in public schools in the United States to be unconstitutional.
-The Separation of Church and State, this self-explanatory idea held by Thomas Jefferson was agreed upon in decisions like...
-The 1st Amendment's Establishment Clause which reads:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
-And the lesser known Treaty of Tripoli, whose article 11 says:
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.
The first line being very important
Anyway, obviously this question will not change anyone's views, but I would like to see how christians respond...
And just so you know, if YOU celebrate easter or christmas you are celebrating PAGAN holidays, way to be true to your religion!
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Those are the same bible followers that killed neighboring towns' men, children, and non-virgin women because they needed more room...(read the bible)