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5 years ago  ::  Feb 06, 2010 - 10:13AM #51
dblad
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Feb 5, 2010 -- 8:10PM, Summer813 wrote:


Feb 5, 2010 -- 5:35PM, dblad wrote:


I think President Truman said it the way I and many other Christians believe.


When President Harry Truman wrote to Pope Pius XII in 1947 that "This is a Christian nation.", he certainly did not mean that the United States has an official or legally-preferred religion or church. Nor did he mean to slight adherents of non-Christian religions. But he certainly did mean to recognize that this nation, its institutions and laws, was founded on Biblical principles basic to Christianity and to Judaism from which it flowed. As he told an Attorney General's Conference in 1950, "The fundamental basis of this nation's laws was given to Moses on the Mount. The fundamental basis of our Bill of Rights comes from the teachings we get from Exodus and Saint Matthew, from Isaiah and Saint Paul. I don't think we emphasize that enough these days. If we don't have a proper fundamental moral background, we will finally end up with a totalitarian government which does not believe in rights for anybody except the State."



 




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Is America a Christian Nation?


CARL PEARLSTON


Pearlston, Carl "Is America a Christian Nation." Connecticut Jewish Ledger (April, 2001)


Reprinted with permission of Carl Pealston.


THE AUTHOR


Carl Pearlston is an attorney in the Los Angeles area, specializing in arbitration/mediation, a former professor of Constitutional Law, an Annapolis graduate, and a Jewish conservative active in various organizations including Toward Tradition.


Copyright © 2001 Carl Pearlston


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5 years ago  ::  Feb 06, 2010 - 10:17AM #52
dblad
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Feb 6, 2010 -- 8:43AM, davelaw40 wrote:


Dblad, historically Christian Nation means Christian Theocracy; would you concede that the USA is NOT a Christian theorcracy and SHOULD NOT be?




Dave, if you would read my post without prejudice, you would know that I have said and continue to believe that the USA is NOT repeat NOT a theorcracy, Christian or otherwise and that it should not be nor should it ever become such.


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5 years ago  ::  Feb 06, 2010 - 1:52PM #53
TPaine
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Feb 6, 2010 -- 10:17AM, dblad wrote:


Feb 6, 2010 -- 8:43AM, davelaw40 wrote:


Dblad, historically Christian Nation means Christian Theocracy; would you concede that the USA is NOT a Christian theorcracy and SHOULD NOT be?




Dave, if you would read my post without prejudice, you would know that I have said and continue to believe that the USA is NOT repeat NOT a theorcracy, Christian or otherwise and that it should not be nor should it ever become such.



dblad,


I know you well enough to realize that. As I recall, you were one of those who used to help me in my arguments with Friend!

"The genius of the Constitution rests not in any static meaning it might have had in a world that is dead and gone, but in the adaptability of its great principles to cope with current problems and current needs." -- Justice William Brennan: Speech to the Text and Teaching Symposium at Georgetown University (October 12, 1985)
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5 years ago  ::  Feb 06, 2010 - 2:29PM #54
dblad
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Feb 6, 2010 -- 1:52PM, TPaine wrote:


Feb 6, 2010 -- 10:17AM, dblad wrote:


Feb 6, 2010 -- 8:43AM, davelaw40 wrote:


Dblad, historically Christian Nation means Christian Theocracy; would you concede that the USA is NOT a Christian theorcracy and SHOULD NOT be?




Dave, if you would read my post without prejudice, you would know that I have said and continue to believe that the USA is NOT repeat NOT a theorcracy, Christian or otherwise and that it should not be nor should it ever become such.



dblad,


I know you well enough to realize that. As I recall, you were one of those who used to help me in my arguments with Friend!




Thanks Tpaine. Kinka miss ole Friend.

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5 years ago  ::  Feb 06, 2010 - 3:55PM #55
TPaine
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Feb 6, 2010 -- 2:29PM, dblad wrote:


Thanks Tpaine. Kinka miss ole Friend.



So do I. He kept this forum hopping. He stopped posting on almost the same day President Obama was Inaugurated. I've often wondered if there was a cause and effect involved.

"The genius of the Constitution rests not in any static meaning it might have had in a world that is dead and gone, but in the adaptability of its great principles to cope with current problems and current needs." -- Justice William Brennan: Speech to the Text and Teaching Symposium at Georgetown University (October 12, 1985)
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5 years ago  ::  Feb 18, 2010 - 9:45AM #56
IDBC
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Howdy


 


My challege to all those who believe that the United States of America is a "Christian" nation is to prove it. 


By the way. The U.S. Constitution was not the "founding" document of the US. It was the Articles of Confederation. 


I challenge those Christians to match from the Bible as many of the Constitutional Amendments as they can. 


Where for instance does the Bible support:


First Amendment: addresses the rights of freedom of religion (prohibiting Congress from establishing a religion and protecting the right to free exercise of religion), freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom of assembly, and freedom of petition.


Have A Thinking Day And May Reason Guide You Smile

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