Understanding through Discussion


Welcome! You are not logged in. [ Login ]
EvC Forum active members: 62 (9094 total)
11 online now:
Newest Member: d3r31nz1g3
Post Volume: Total: 901,786 Year: 12,898/6,534 Month: 181/2,210 Week: 122/390 Day: 31/47 Hour: 9/13


Thread  Details

Email This Thread
Newer Topic | Older Topic
  
Author Topic:   Is America a Christian Nation?
Percy
Member
Posts: 21264
From: New Hampshire
Joined: 12-23-2000
Member Rating: 2.3


Message 1 of 2 (546843)
02-14-2010 8:15 AM


Is America a Christian Nation founded by Christians and based upon Christian principles? The Texas Board of Education thinks so, and now the Texas board is moving "to bring Jesus into American history." That quote is from an article in today's New York Times Magazine: How Christian Were the Founders?
It should come as no surprise that the same Texas Board of Education that is rewriting biology books is also rewriting American history books, and Don McLeroy is again the driving force. No longer chairman after demotion by the State Senate out of concerns over his religious views, conservatives still wield the most power over board decisions, and McLeroy appears to exert as much control over Texas educational policies and curricula as ever.
This raises concerns nationwide, because as Texas goes, textbook-wise, so goes the nation. Texas approves textbooks on a statewide level, and so its large population means that textbook publishers are willing to tailor their textbooks to Texas' standards.
The article doesn't explore the merits of the case that America is a Christian nation, but if there's interest I thought we could do that here in this thread. Education and Creation/Evolution would probably be the right forum.
--Percy

AdminPD
Inactive Administrator


Message 2 of 2 (546847)
02-14-2010 9:27 AM


Thread Copied to Education and Creation/Evolution Forum
Thread copied to the Is America a Christian Nation? thread in the Education and Creation/Evolution forum, this copy of the thread has been closed.

Newer Topic | Older Topic
Jump to:


Copyright 2001-2022 by EvC Forum, All Rights Reserved

™ Version 4.1
Innovative software from Qwixotic © 2022