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Iron Sharpens Iron
Nov. 7th, 2005 @ 01:47 pm
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November 11th, 2005 08:48 pm (UTC)
the "founding fathers" based much of their law on Christian morals
The majority of the Founding Fathers were Deists and Atheists. The assertion that US law is based on christian morals is ridiculous; you have absolutely no basis for that claim.
December 5th, 2005 04:24 am (UTC)
Sorry I'm just now responding....busy as hell.
I admit that I have never done research into the religion of each of the Founding Fathers. Shame on me for posting a claim I cannot back up.
I do, however, find it amusing that Christians always make my initial claim, and Athiests always make your claim. Funny thing is, I don't really know who's right.
Be that as it may, my main point stands -- America was founded on religious freedom (whether the Founding Fathers were religious or not). Europeans flocked to the American continent initially to either escape religious persecution or to make money. Hence, American citizens theoretically have freedom of religion and a free economic market.
As a result, Americans in general are less cynical about religion than, say, English folks.