Sunday, January 10, 2016
America Is Not A Christian Nation As Founded By The Founding Fathers
Innumerable times I have heard right wing conservative sorts use variations of "America is a Christian nation, as founded."
While Founding Father, Thomas Jefferson said, "Christianity neither is, nor ever was a part of the common law."
While Founding Father, John Adams said, "The government of the United States is not in any sense founded on the Christian Religion."
While Founding Father, Thomas Paine said words very applicable to our modern world, "All national institutions of churches, whether Jewish, Christian, or Turkish, appear to me no other than human inventions set up to terrify and enslave mankind, and monopolize power and profit."
And then there is Founding Father, James Madison saying "Religion and government will both exist in greater purity the less they are mixed together."
How did America go from having such wise Founding Fathers to much of the ignorant foolishness that constitutes political debate in 2016?
Of all those seeking to be America's next president, to me, only Bernie Sanders seems to be operating at an American Founding Father level of wisdom.