Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Not A Christian Nation

President Obama participated in a press conference in Turkey on April 6th where he declared that the U.S. Is not a "Christian nation, nor a Muslim nation nor a Jewish nation, but we are a nation of citizens. Here is the quote from the Chicago Sun-Times web site:
That's something that's very important to me. And I've said before that one of the great strengths of the United States is -- although as I mentioned, we have a very large Christian population, we do not consider ourselves a Christian nation or a Jewish nation or a Muslim nation; we consider ourselves a nation of citizens who are bound by ideals and a set of values.
Christian pundits went into an uproar. I heard many people call in to radio talk shows declaring that the United States is a Christian nation because it was founded by Bible-believing Christians under Judeo-Christian values.

Those people only have it partially right, though. Yes, most of the founders of our nation were Bible-believing Christians. Yes, the country was founded under Judeo-Christian values. However, the United States is not a Christian nation and it hasn't been for quite a few years.

It's too late to convince people this is still a Christian nation - the time for that is past. The U.S. is a secular nation whether we like it or not.

2 comments:

  1. Hey Elmo, I have something for you over at my blog. It's a surprise!

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  2. Well, that certainly was a great surprise. Thank you for honoring me this way.

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