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Tuesday, April 27, 2010


This morning my parents and I had a discussion on America. They said it is a Christian nation, I say I believe in separation of church and state. I quit giving my point of view as soon as they got upset, as always, but Dad did end by telling me to read the constitution. So I did.

(Isn't google great?)


I did NOT find any mention of God, except that it was signed "the Seventeenth Day of September in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and Eighty seven".

Even the President's Oath of Office does not mention God.

Then, while doing a bit more googling, I found that John Adams and the US Senate signed a treaty with Tripoly in 1797 that specifically said "the Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion".

treaty with tripoly

Interesting, huh? They were trying to avoid problems with Muslims, no less. HA!

Have a good week,

1 comment:

  1. Hmm... Always interesting to have a church/state conversation. Andrew and I talked about a similar thing for a long, long time last night. Will have to tell you about it sometime.