I have been engaged in numerous conversations with a number of Christians on a conservative/GOP social site concerning the religiosity of the United States. One discussion started about why the religious are fearful of science. Of course, the conversation has made some turns and sidetracked to bring the conversation to religion in politics and the religiosity of the United States. As regular readers, you know my position and arguments that the U.S. was not founded as a Christian nation. If you are new, read on.
If you bought and read my book, “A Christian Nation?” (hint-hint, see below), you would know the arguments from both sides of this issue.
But, that is not what this column is about.
Many Christians repeat a line that is just not correct. To quote one of my respondents:
Fundamentally, I am in accord with David, but to address some of the other points raised, there is no problem with someone calling the U.S. a Christian nation, or holding to the view that ours is a Judeo-Christian heritage and that the strength of those values are behind the liberties and success of America. Historically, I think that is all true. (Under score added.)
Read more: American Christians
David Rosman’s newest book, A Christian Nation? An examination of Christian nation theories and proofs is now available through Amazon.com in paperback or eBook versions.
You can invite David to speak to your group or organization. For more information, please contact him at Speaker@InkandVoice.com