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Old 07-19-2009, 09:00 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by Te Mirdala Mand'alor View Post
Its the national motto (like has been stated before), and this country was started as a Christian nation.
Uh, I wouldn't exactly word it that way. Almost of all of the founding fathers were Christian, by denomination, but to say that they were actively practicing and strictly adherent Christians would be a fallacy. Thomas Paine sticks out as one of the more outspoken critics of dogma and its role in religion, including directly denouncing religious institutionalism as a whole. Ben Franklin's dabbling with "lower women" also didn't cement the notion of a nation consisting of high Christian moral fiber either.
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