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America's Founders Christian

What were America's Founders? Were they Christian, or something else? What did they want America to be, protestant Christian, a democratic republic, or something else?

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 ---Len_K on 1/6/06
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Len, are you asking about the Pilgrims who founded America, or the framers of the Constitution who founded the United States?
---ralph7477 on 11/22/08


NurseRobert should find an atheist blog site so she can blog with like-minded people. Of course, the Declaration of Independence says that all men were created equal, but she evidently prefers ACLU revisionist history.
---Ktisophilos on 7/20/07


They were free, white, land owners out to make a buck.

That said, it doesn't matter who they were or what they wanted America to be, but it's about what America is NOW.
---NurseRobert on 7/12/07


After many long studies..The first people to come here were Born Again, Spirit Filled, God fearing, Bible believing, Christians. They wanted freedom from Taxes, Kings (except Jesus) and violence..
---Lynn on 3/7/07


Probably everything in your question, & more, if you go back to the beginning [Columbus' departure from Spain]. Echad/God used natives to miraculously preserve the first settlers ["Squanto's" story]. Puritans suffering similiar or more religious persecution than accused of giving.

The bible, like anything else, can be disasterous in the wrong hands, harming the user & their victims, nonetheless [Isa.5:20; Rom.8:28]. "All have sinned & come short of The Glory of (Echad)/God".
---bob6749_[Elishama] on 1/31/06




Part III
The first colony of English-speaking Europeans was Jamestown, settled in 1609 for trade, not religious freedom. Fewer than half of the 102 Mayflower passengers in 1620 were "Pilgrims" seeking religious freedom.

The U.S. Constitution is a secular document. It begins, "We the people," and contains no mention of "God" or "Christianity."
---NurseRobert on 1/8/06


Part II.

Many religious groups (such as the Puritans) formed the first 13 colonies on the basis of their religious beliefs. They wanted to escape persecution, but they actually persecuted those who did not believe what they did. The Puritans wanted everyone to worship in the Puritan way. In order to ensure that Puritanism dominated the colonies, nonconformists were fined, banished, whipped, and even imprisoned for not conforming to those beliefs
---NurseRobert on 1/8/06


PT 1.

Robert, the money didn't say In God We Trust until around 1861, long after the country was founded. Even with that, it took years before it appeared on all money of the United States.

The Pilgrims came to this country seeking religious freedom for themselves, not others.
---NurseRobert on 1/8/06


Alan, they were also the people who fought and defeated the oppressive British crown, established the truth that liberty is an inalienable God given right. They were the people who have liberated, evangelized, cured the diseases and fed millions upon millions of people around the world and who continue to do so.
---ralph7477 on 1/8/06


The First pilgrims, not the ones that followed, loved their neighbor (the Indians) as the loved themselves. They knew the undefiled Word..Then the devil came to kill steal and destroy..
---Lynn on 1/8/06




Lynn ... were those people those who went on to almost exterminate the indigenous people, and to use slaves to grow tobacco, and incidently to use the Bible to justify the use of black slavery? And did not their bible believing descendants deny black people normal human rights?
---alan8869_of_UK on 1/8/06


Americas founders were Born again Christians! The Money says "In God we trust," correct? This country was founded to serve and glorify Jesus!
---Robert on 1/8/06


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