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  • Completely, the nation is massively diverse and rich in culture... Well other cultures but its still there.
  • Of course; we were not founded by Christians and there was a clear intolerance for religion and nationhood: separation of church and state. Any religion that attempts to associate itself with the identity of "American" is one to be suspicious of - the same way advertisers try brand association with patriotism.
  • Well like anything, it depends on how you define your terms. I believe a majority of the population does self-identify as Christian. But, the constitution and other government entities were clearly designed from a secular perspective, with an explicit intent to separate church and state. I think it's a mistake to promote Christianity to the "official religion" of the U.S., or anything like that. We should both recognize the contributions of Christianity to our history, as well as draw a firm line in the sand that says "this is not a theocracy, and all are granted equal rights and equal responsibility regardless of their religious views".
  • I agree: 1) Separation of Church & State 2) Founding fathers were deists Beware of any religion that attempts to associate patriotism with zealotry because they're attempting the same bitter ploy of the advertiser: association buy-in.
  • No, I think the president underestimates the sentiments of the country.
  • I prefer not to be called a Christian nation. Religion is the source of a lot of problems in the world - especially from those who are looking for an excuse for a "holy war."
  • Not really. There are many different religions in America, and the Church and state are seperated, and there is no official religion, etc. etc. etc. But the country was undoubtedly founded on Christian principles and a large portion of Americans are Christians. So in some ways you could call America a Christian nation. Or not. w/e.
  • Approximately 60% of Americans are Christian, and this nation was founded on Christian beliefs. If this was said by Obama (?) mabe he was being sarcastic? If he is trying to convince everyone of this, he is misinformed.
  • Perhaps the President will explain his comment in light of the the US Census. It appears that nearly 75% of the population considers themselves to be Christian. http://www.census.gov/compendia/statab/tables/09s0074.pdf He does tend to retrace his steps with new explanations.
  • We're a Nation of many faiths. USA must be the melting pot of the world with so many different nationalities.
  • The US has always been a secular nation. The founding fathers made a very clear and plain point in doing that - at a time when all other countries had - and most still have - an official state religion. I think many Americans feel that since most religious people in the US are Christian that it's a Christian nation. But that's a fluid thing. Like saying the US is a white nation because the biggest group of skin tones is white. Both of those are subject to change over time. And yet neither should be a key defining factor for anyone. The US is a global nation. It's entire history is based on imitation and that great averager - The Melting Pot. +5
  • In 1620 the Pilgrims came to America seeking religious freedom. They were Christians wanting to escape the Church of England and worship god in the way that they saw fit. From that time on the United States has been a christian country, who also allows other people to come and practice their own religions as they see fit. "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their CREATOR with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." That was a passage from The Declaration Of Independence. I suggest reading the whole thing word for word and also The Constitution Of The United States. You will find reference to god made through out both. Obama is wrong, the United States was and still is a Christian nation.
  • The pilgrims and the first 13 colonies of the United States of America were made up of Christians who came to America to seek religious freedom from the Church of England. The first Christians to arrive were Separatisits and Puritans, from there, others came such as Anglicans, Baptists, Catholics, etc. Our modern day democratic system of government was introduced into the colonies by Pastor Richard Clyfton, a separatist. Since around 1620 until modern days the United States has and still is a Christian Country, that also allows people of other religions to come and worship as they see fit. Or to not worship a god at all. The Declaration of Independence and The Constitution Of The United States of America make frequent reference to God. Perhaps people should take the time to read these two documents word for word. And at the same time do some more study on the first Colonists and why they came here in the first place. So Obama is wrong,The United States is a Christian Nation and always has been.
  • The Pilgrims and the first 13 colonies of the United States of America were made up of Christians who came to America to seek religious freedom from the Church of England. The first Christians to arrive, were Separatisits and Puritans, from there, others came such as Anglicans, Baptists, Catholics, etc. Our modern day democratic system of government was introduced into the colonies by Pastor Richard Clyfton, a separatist. Since around 1620 until modern days, the United States has and still is a Christian Country, that also allows people of other religions to come and worship as they see fit. Or to not worship a god at all. The Declaration of Independence and The Constitution Of The United States of America make frequent reference to God. Perhaps people should take the time to read these two documents word for word. And at the same time do some more study on the first Colonists and why they came here in the first place. So Obama is wrong,The United States is a Christian Nation and always has been.
  • I would like to think he was taken out of context.If he was not.Then I would like to think he meant this nation is for all people.Personally,I am Christan.Other faiths help make this country what it is.That melting pot.Putting one name on a nation.Tarnishes the contrbutions made by others.In this case this question deals with faith.To ignore other faiths with a single label is nuts.Christans were one ot the main keys to this country's founding.And to its continued greatness.Is My opinion.Doesnt make it right or wrong.Just Mine.
  • I think he was making a self admission.
  • No I do not agree. As we are a Christian nation with 75% of the population and guess what we are also an english speaking country. While neither of these are "offical" with the vast majority being both christian and english speaking we are both a CHRISTIAN NATION AND ENGLISH IS THE NATIONAL LANGUAGE!!!
  • It's beem a Christiam nation as far as I know. Why he denies it I dunno.
  • John Adams said the same thing. Why do you hate America?
  • I think we are a nation founded mostly (but not entirely) by Christians, and no doubt the values that we Christians share play a vital part in defining our national identity. But you know the best thing about us Christians? The thing that I'm the most proud of? -- We wrote the First Amendment, which means that we deliberately (and wisely) said to people of other religions that they are no less American than we are. This may be the most Christ-like thing that Christian Americans have ever done. If we call ourselves evangelicals, ask yourself this -- does that action make it more or less likely that people would listen to us? I think it makes it more likely. And that's why I'm proud of who we are.
  • I strongly disagree. The U.S.A. was founded upon Christian values. It's undeniable fact.
  • I do, but so did George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Jonh Adams and most of the founding fathers.
  • He was talking to Muslims in Turkey.
  • Yes, I agree
  • It is not a Christian nation. If that was the founders intention they would have clearly stated it. They did not.
  • Yes, I do.
  • He says a lot of things. So far few are true, or come to fruition yo...
  • Treaty of Tripoli, Article 11, "...the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion;" That pretty much says it all. The US is not a Christian nation.
  • We are a nation of many religions,to Lable it as Just one would be incorrect and unfair,to our firm Belief in FREEDOM of religion.
  • If we are a Christian nation, why is Jesus, or even God, not mentioned in any of our laws or the Constitution? We are a nation of Capitalism and freedom. The founding fathers, who were not Christians, wisely left religion out of the government and in the hands of the people, where it belongs.

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