Poll Reveals My Premise that Founders Designed a Christian Nation

17 09 2007

Filed under: Christianity, Politics, Founders, Theocracy, Religion

Hat tip to my college friend, Jon, for the tip on this. A USA Today poll confirms two beliefs that I hold and have discussed at great length on this blog. 1.) Most Americans believe that our nation’s Founders intended for Christianity to be the preferred religion and 2.) not near as many people believe freedom of worship extends to extremist groups masquerading as a religion. Let’s see who can catch USA Today’s liberal, biased verbiage here:

The survey measuring attitudes toward freedom of religion, speech and the press found that 55% believe erroneously that the Constitution establishes a Christian nation. In the survey, which is conducted annually by the First Amendment Center, a non-partisan educational group, three out of four people who identify themselves as evangelical or Republican believe that the Constitution establishes a Christian nation. About half of Democrats and independents do.

Did you see it? Hint: the word starts with an “e” and ends with a “rroneously.” The group that conducted the poll is non-partisan, USA Today just told us. Why inject an otherwise non-partisan finding with a biased, word like erroneously? USA Today obviously cannot take the heat of a poll that favors any type of conservative belief.

The article goes on to mention prayer in schools, Nativity scenes, and Bible classes:

Most respondents, 58%, say teachers in public schools should be allowed to lead prayers. That is an increase from 2005, when 52% supported teacher-led prayer in public schools.

More people, 43%, say public schools should be allowed to put on Nativity re-enactments with Christian music than in 2005, when 36% did.

Half say teachers should be allowed to use the Bible as a factual text in history class. That’s down from 56% in 2000

Let’s look at the First Amendment Center’s report:

Sixty-five percent of Americans believe that the nation’s founders intended the U.S. to be a Christian nation and 55% believe that the Constitution establishes a Christian nation.

USA Today, in it’s liberal, biased media way, ignores the 65% statistic, reports the 55% number, but says they’re all wrong in their beliefs instead of researching what is meant by “a Christian nation.” Either way, both numbers indicate that most respondents believe that our country has a Christian heritage and USA Today couldn’t let that go without fouling conservatives.

So, what does “a Christian nation” mean. Some moonbats dismiss logic and spurn any notion of “a Christian nation” as theocracy. Others say that’s painting with too broad a brush, but still define a theocracy too narrowly as “A theocrat is someone who wants the country to be ruled by the rules of a particular religion, in this country nearly always Christian of course.” Both are demonstrably wrong.

A theocracy is not as simple as that either. America can be a Christian nation, but not a theocracy. I’ve often said that I don’t believe we are a Christian nation in the context of a theocracy, but I do believe, as most Americans do, that we are a Christian nation in the sense that we are a “nation of Christians” that live free, which mandates personal responsibility and accountability. For America to qualify as a theocracy, she would not only have to be ruled by the rules of Christianity, but also not tolerate other religions to have freedom of worship. Of course, since that is not the case, America is off the theocracy hook.

Broad brush artists are typically extreme leftists, humanists, and atheists who willfully disregard thousands of founding documents, letters, writings, and speeches that weave our nations’ founding basis with Christianity. By cherry-picking a few phrases and piecing them together completely out of context, they attempt to patch together a few strands of proof that we are a secular nation that has no underlying value system. In essence, they want us all to live by the Ten Commandments of Atheism, where they can be their own little “gods.” This, of course, is delusional. In the absence of God, the State will always rule.

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