Monthly Archives: April 2010
I can’t understand why people are
frightened of new ideas.
I’m frightened of the old ones.
This Washington Post article examines the question of what is meant by the assertion that America is a Christian nation. They cover the 1790s treaty that asserted we were not a Christian nation, Andrew Jackson’s efforts to resist the starting of a Christian political pary, and Lincoln’s burying of a Christian amendment to the constitution.
The article also describes the statements made Obama that led to him being seen as a non-Christian. Sarah Palin’s assertions that we are a Christian nation are described as well.
The article finally asks the question what do we mean when we say America is a Christian nation? What are your thoughts?