Tuesday, September 18, 2007

God and the Constitution - Opinion - USATODAY.com

God and the Constitution - Opinion - USATODAY.com: "On Sept. 17, 1787, after a long summer of argument and compromise, the Founders completed and signed what would become the U.S. Constitution. And despite popular misconception, it didn't include a word about the USA being a 'Christian nation.' In fact, the Constitution doesn't mention Christianity, or God, at all. It is a secular document outlining the structure of what would become the new government of this nation. Likewise, the First Amendment to the Constitution, which protects every individual's right to practice his or her own religion — bans government 'establishment' or direct support of religion — makes no mention of Christianity. Yet, 220 years later, an astonishing 55% of respondents to a poll released last week said they believe the Constitution 'establishes a Christian nation.'"


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