- Oct 17, 2015
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"America was founded as an Atheist and Christian Nation."
The founding fathers didn't discuss separation of church and state. They came from diverse religious backgrounds and were for religious freedoms. None claimed to be atheist as they were detested. Despite their religious differences. many US history scholars agree that some founding fathers were orthodox Christians and that the founding fathers that were not Christians were influenced by Christianity in a culture where publicly being a Christian was normal. The idea of Christian Nation was held by some fundamentalist Christians that the US was founded as a Christian Nation. However, the fathers believed God was active in earthly affairs and that religion was essentially important to society because it brought morality. They didn't want an official religion for their new country, but supported religion in their public and political life.
Thus, the majority of conservatives generally do not believe in the US being founded as a Christian Nation. They believe the US has a Christian heritage, but wasn't founded as a Christian Nation like the fundamentalist minority advocate. That's where you are getting your mythical claim and lie.