Was America Founded as a Christian Nation? In his Historical Introduction, John Fea attempts to tackle this question as objectively as possible. While the question is never answered directly, Fea provides his readers with an introduction to historical events that relate to the establishment of the American republic and its relation to Christianity as a whole.
A nation founded on actual Christian principles and values would not allow such things. Anyway, all that to say this: We are not a Christian nation. We are not a nation founded upon Christian principles. We are a nation founded upon many evil things such as slavery, with many non-Christian principles such as freedom to worship whomever you see fit. We have not abandoned our Christian roots. We.
Today I want to discuss two things: One, the idea that we’re founded as a Christian nation. When you hear that argument, you may debunk it using, say, the Treaty of Tripoli, which most of you are probably familiar with, which says we’re not founded in any sense on the Christian religion. Or maybe you cite the First Amendment or the fact that religious oaths are constitutionally prohibited.
Was America founded with the express intention of being a Christian nation? Is it a Christian nation now?. Conservative Christians have long argued yes to both of these questions, while.
Theory two: America is a Christian Nation that was founded on Judeo-Christian principles with an all-out Christian heritage. The people of this camp point to the Founder’s faith and of this as proof of a Christian America. After considering the two theories, neither one sufficiently sums up America’s heritage. However, a third theory is readily available. Theory three: America is a Nation.
America can still be, as Madison perceived the nation in 1785, “an Asylum to the persecuted and oppressed of every Nation and Religion.” But recognizing that deep religious discord has been.
If we are a Christian nation, why doesn't our Constitution say so? In 1797 America made a treaty with Tripoli, declaring that “the government of the United States is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion.” This reassurance to Islam was written under Washington’s presidency, and approved by the Senate under John Adams.
Those who insist that America was founded as a Christian nation run roughshod over the historical record. They use the words of the Founding Fathers to support Republican jeremiads on the moral decay of American life. If only this country could return to its Christian roots, they say nostalgically, everything would be okay. And how do they demonstrate that America was founded as a Christian.