I am one of the “no” people when it comes to Christianity being the foundation or the guiding force of our nation (“What Makes America American?”). Christianity is the belief in Christ, the Savior, the Trinity. The quotes often used point to our country being founded on a belief in God, which is true, but also true that it is/ was not specifically Christ.
Thomas Jefferson explained that freedom of religion (whether it is Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Jewish, or otherwise) is in the Constitution to protect freedom of faith. I am a Christian, a Lutheran, and I am also an American. I believe firmly in separation of church and state. Otherwise my beliefs could be held hostage to someone’s non-belief or a belief not of my choosing.
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