Did morality exist before the Christian religion---did the difference between right and wrong exist before the Bible? If yes, how does this square with the idea that America is a Christian nation, founded upon Christianity? and then there is this idea... Did democracy exist before the United States of America? If yes, what examples of democracy was American democracy based on? What were these democracies founded upon if they were founded pre-Christianity? "It is not the Founding Fathers who established America as a Christian nation, but the conservatives of the 1950s – nearly two centuries after the fact." -National Prayer Day: The Myth of a Christian America "The founding fathers did not intend this to be a Christian nation."