Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Our Founding Fathers Wanted America to be Christian! (Well, not really)

No fancy rants here, folks. Plain and simple:

"The Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion" from the Treaty of Tripoli signed by John Adams and often attributed to George Washington.



nineinchnall said...

And thus the common reply of the educated: ToTB, or "Treaty of Tripoli, bitch."

thefoolish said...

I truly do not understand the entire argument that our Founding Fathers wanted this to be a Christian Nation. Jefferson was as against it as Dawkins, Franklin said lighthouses were more useful that churches, and Paine, (thinker, not 'Father') is in the same boat.

Even if they had intended it, so what? They also didn't want women to vote, black people to count as a full person, etc. Most importantly, the only people who could vote were the well educated, land owning, white men. Though a lot of those who cite the Founding Fathers fit most of these descriptions, they rarely fit the first. Does that tell us anything?

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