Mudcat Café message #1949123 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #29796   Message #1949123
Posted By: Amos
26-Jan-07 - 06:03 PM
Thread Name: What does the word 'God' mean to you?,II
Subject: RE: What does the word 'God' mean to you?,II
I think a post I wrote earlier got eaten in transit. It said that it is a misapprehension to call this a Christian nation. It was not founded in terms of Christianity, or to promote Christians, but to promote the well-being and self-determination of humans. To color it as one or another brand of Xian or any other religious hue is to ignore what motivated the grand Experiment of 1776 to occur at all.

I would hazard that the number of people that call themselves Christian out of genuine conviction is probably much smaller than the number who allow themselves the label because they have been intimidated into it by social pressure, emotional blackmail, or cognitive abuse.

But in the final analysis the number of citizens of the country who are Christian, Jayne, Buddhist or Zorastrianism has nothing to do with the "country" as a nation. Its politics have been clearly delineated as separate and independent from individual religious persuasions, and the violation of that principle is the biggest insult the present administration has brought to burden the system with, aside from wreaking havoc on foreign nations irresponsibly. Whatever an American citizen thinks about religious matters has NO business in the commons.