October 3, 2010
Is America a Christian Nation?
In April, President Obama stated that we Americans "do not consider ourselves a Christian nation, or a Muslim nation, but rather, a nation of citizens who are, uh, bound by a set of values." This sent the Conservatives into a flurry of panic, some quickly pronouncing that we are a Christian nation, as if this were a defense against an Islamic takeover of our country. Obama was correct when he said we are a nation of citizens bound by a set of values. But as to what those values are, he hasn't a clue. Sadly, many Americans don't, either. Yet these values are so fundamental that when our country was founded, they set forth an explosion of scientific and industrial advancements that the world had never seen before, and they allowed people from all over the world to come here and live together in safety and peace.What made the United States unique, and what sets us apart from the rest of the world, is the fact that we value individual rights: life, liberty, and the pursuit...(Read Full Article)