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Is America A Christian Nation?

In America there are over 200 distinct groups, with different viewpoints and belief systems, defining themselves as Christian. (it gets confusing) So, to begin with, what does it really mean to be Christian? Lets define that first. Then we can pursue some questions..., like,

If America is a Christian nation, why do we have an economic system (capitalism) that encourages and rewards dishonesty, deceit and other forms of corruption? Why is our culture full of influence that promotes unethical behavior? (The concept that "What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas" is the embodiment of this and is not a solitary example.) Why do we have National Leaders who are consistently in the spotlight because of their misdeeds in both their public and private lives?

My grandma used to say "the proof is in the pudding" and "actions speak louder than words." Using her maxims as a touchstone, I'd have to say a resounding NO, America is not a Christian Nation. (And wanting to be is not the same as being.)

January 21, 2010 at 11:22 a.m. ( | suggest removal )