Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Christianists take note: "We are no longer a Christian nation, if we ever were."

While the rest of the Western world wrestles with substantive issues like global warming and economic collapse, some USAmerican Christians are still wrestling with the First Amendment and the secular nature of the US government.

When will these shitheads learn that just because an "overwhelming majority of Americans identify as Christians" does not mean that the US is a Christian country? The entire purpose of the First Amendment is to protect minority dissenters (like TJ the deist) from the tyranny of a Christianist majority.
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Not everyone was happy with President Barack Obama's nod to nonbelievers and non-Christians in his inaugural address.
"We are a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus, and nonbelievers."
With that one line, the president "seems to be trying to redefine American culture, which is distinctively Christian," said’ Bishop E.W. Jackson of the Exodus Faith Ministries in Chesapeake, Va. "The overwhelming majority of Americans identify as Christians, and what disturbs me is that he seems to be trying to redefine who we are.’"
Jackson said he and others have no problem acknowledging that "this country is one in which everybody has the freedom to think what they want.’" Yet Obama crossed the line, in his view, in suggesting that all faiths (and none) were different roads to the same destination: "He made similar remarks in the campaign, and said, 'We are no longer a Christian nation, if we ever were. We are a Jewish, Hindu and non-believing nation.'"
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