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    "As the government of the United States of America is not in any sense founded on the Christian Religion..."

    From Article 11 of the Treaty of Tripoli 1797. Unanimously ratified by the U.S. Senate and signed by President John Adams.


    Hmmmm...and I thought you righties said this country was founded on the Christian religion.

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    I liked the quote made by Cagle when he thanked his heavenly father for his victory over Reed.
     
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    :boohoo:

    So poor old Ralph has fallen out of favor with the big guy upstairs, too bad for him.

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    Np--A new Christian took his place.
     
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    I have never heard that the country was founded on the Christian religion. If it was we'd be a theocracy.

    It was founded on Christian values, not the belief that Jesus Christ was the Son of God.
     
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    It says "not found on the Christian religion in any way" Wouldn't that include "Christian" values? This country was founded on a new set of American values, i.e. freedom, individualism, community,

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    I don't think so:

     
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    Regardless of whether Barlow's translation was correct, the fact still remains that the Senate passed and John Adams signed this translated version of the treaty, with that sentence in it. Therefore they must have believed the words "As the Government of the United States is not in any way founded on the Christian Religion..."

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