if were usa a Christian nation why is 10% of population pagan and or atheist?
- bob7777Lv 77 years agoFavorite Answer
The USA is a constitutional republic.
It is not a Christian nation.
It is not a democracy.
As to what percentage of the population is one thing or another, would be conjecture at best.
Remember 79.3 % of all statistics are made up on the spot.Source(s): Common sense
- NousLv 77 years ago
Why do Christians make such silly false claims?!
The government of the United States of America is, in no sense, founded on the Christian religion.
Treaty of Tripoli, Article 11. Ratified unanimously by the senate and signed by founding father and second president, John Adams, in 1797.
Silly false claims for Christian numbers are easy to demonstrate as false!
The churches own figures show only 28% who claim to be Christian ever attend church in a year. Indeed if 28% ever tried to attend church on the same day, even working shifts, there is simply not enough churches!
But count the bars - in many places there is more space in the bars than the churches!
Count all the seats in every church in a town and compare that to the population and it is very unlikely to achieve even 5%!
This is true right through the Bible belt and in Salt Lake City!
Go on have the courage to count the seats!
Then try attending a service in each church and see how many of those seats are empty!
- EricLv 57 years ago
The USA is not a christian nation. It never has been. This is even declared in the Treaty of Tripoli, very plainly, by the same people who founded the nation in the first place - and not as an opinion piece, but a ratified, legal treaty.
The USA is only a "christian" nation in the sense that that's the majority religion at this time.
Also, the number's higher. We're generally seeing 20-25% name themselves as "nones" - holding no religious belief.
- happygirlLv 67 years ago
To refer to the USA as a "Christian Nation" is to refer to its founding and the structure beneath our legal system--not to say that every person is a Christian. That has never been the case. Still a large percentage of US citizens still identify themselves as "Christian" whether or not they really are.
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- No OneLv 47 years ago
I will never understand where this bullshit about the US being a "Christian Nation" comes from...
People that say this have no knowledge of the history of our country and the founding fathers would be ashamed of what they've done.
"Where the preamble declares, that coercion is a departure from the plan of the holy author of our religion, an amendment was proposed by inserting "Jesus Christ," so that it would read "A departure from the plan of Jesus Christ, the holy author of our religion;" the insertion was rejected by the great majority, in proof that they meant to comprehend, within the mantle of its protection, the Jew and the Gentile, the Christian and Mohammedan, the Hindoo and Infidel of every denomination." -Thomas Jefferson, Autobiography, in reference to the Virginia Act for Religious Freedom
- James KLv 77 years ago
The nation is Christian, because a majority of its citizens identify that way.
The State is secular, because the Constitution is set up that way.
That said, almost no nation is a monolith of identical religious thought.
- Anonymous7 years ago
Since when was USA a Christian nation?Source(s): I'm atheist
- OnontoLv 57 years ago
The USA is not a Christian nation. Its a melting pot.
- SkepticLv 77 years ago
Majority is Christian.
- kjLv 77 years ago
Because 10% is smaller than 90%.