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Phat
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Message 3 of 206 (546852)
02-14-2010 10:37 AM


Define Christian
Some would say that we are. Others would say that we are a secular nation and that this was what the founding fathers intended.

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Phat
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Message 86 of 206 (628069)
08-06-2011 3:13 PM
Reply to: Message 7 by ZenMonkey
02-14-2010 3:18 PM


Has to be content and not source of moral character
Find the word "Jesus" or the Ten Commandments in the Constitution and then you can start to make a case.
Keep in mind that the constitution is not a belief.
Our collective individual beliefs are what makes us a Christian, Islamic, or as it happens, secular nation.
Personally, I dont really agree with everything stated in The Humanist Manifesto II To wit:
quote:
As nontheists, we begin with humans not God, nature not deity. Nature may indeed be broader and deeper than we now know; any new discoveries, however, will but enlarge our knowledge of the natural.
Who are they to claim that we are non theists? And why cant I start everything off with God instead of a bunch of mortal imperfections?
Of course, the content of our national character counts more than the source that we claim (by majority)

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Message 90 of 206 (628380)
08-09-2011 8:28 AM
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08-06-2011 3:25 PM


Re: Has to be content and not source of moral character
I quoted directly from the Humanist Manifesto II.

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