Do Social Conservatives want Christianity to be the official religion of the United States?
Christians wouldn't put it in those terms, I think the lines do get blurred for a lot of Christians, in the process of using their rights to vote and free speach they naturally vote and lobby for positions that align with their world view, just as most people do. The difference is ultimately their Christian lenses don't align with the way the constatution is written or the way our government is ultimately presented as it pertains to some issues. If my personal belief was that same sex marriage was a sin (which would be entirely my right to believe) it takes a special level of perception to then see that the constitution doesn't align with my personal beliefs and I'm going to vote based on what I believe the constitution promises to this minority group over what my personal convictions are, surely you can appreciate the situation that puts the average Christian in, they aren't trying to necessarily control the other interest groups, they are just representing their personal interest, and occasionally they just happen to be in the majority on an issue. And then it seems they are pushing around the minority view. Abortion is even more heightened because in the Christian world view it is Murder, surely if there was anything you viewed as murder you would stop at nothing to prevent your country from allowing it, even if you were the only one that saw it that wayit is easy to try to demonize them, but really they are just voting their convictions just like you are, they're just human
Do conservative U.S. Christians desire to have Christianity encoded within U.S. secular law?
I am a conservative Christian. I have no desire to impose my personal morals on other people. I try to follow what I believe are the mandates of the Lord as recorded in the New Testament. In fact, loving God with all your heart and loving your neighbor as yourself are impossible apart from the work of the Holy Spirit.The United States is a great country. Diversity is one of its strengths.I know of one time in history when conservative Christians tried to impose their morality on other citizens. Oliver Cromwell (1648 to 1659 in power in England) and his Puritan associates tried to push their religious morality on the English people. Their attempt failed. As soon as Cromwell was dead, the majority of the English asked Charles II to be their king and rid them of the Puritan rules. They wanted to celebrate Christmas, go to the theater and play games on Sunday. Charles II delivered.I also think of the Prohibition of alcohol in the 1920s. Again, it did not work. People did not stop drinking. FDR was wise to allow the American people to have their alcohol legally.
Do U.S. conservatives believe Christianity should be the official religion of the U.S.?
>> Should we require Christianity to be the state religion in the US?That would be a horrible idea…and I am a very strong Christian. I also believe in personal choice however. You can't force Christianity on someone, that is not what gets people saved…it pushes them away.Jesus wasn't pushy…and He still isn't. He only occupies areas that we vacate for Him. And you can not legislate that. Having the government telling me what I can and can not believe? Don't think so. The Bible alone is my authority.We have the 1st amendment for a reason. They realized how dangerous it is to let the government control Christianity. It causes all sorts of problems. Corruption, heresy, apathy.While the government is not and never has been barred from supporting Christianity, promoting Christianity or even practicing Christianity, they are prohibited from controlling Christianity and running Christianity.Amendment I“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof”That is all it says - that the government can not establish nor restrict religion. What it does not say is there must be “separation of church and state.”That line is used by many to make the Constitution say something It doesn't in order to push their agenda. But it in no way says what people assume it says.People only think so because they refuse to think for themselves and get their information from the media and believe whatever they hear.
Why do Evangelical Christians think that America is a Christian nation?!?
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Conservatives: How many times do the words God, Christian, and/or Jesus appear in the Constitution?
It is the fool who believes that the United States is a Christian country. It is beyond any reasonable doubt that America has no official religion. Some states do, but the nation doesn't. ".. but no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.'' - US Constitution, Article 6. "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion..." First Amendment to the US Constitution. "..the government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian Religion..." -Treaty of Tripoli. Edit: Someboy mentioned Thomas Paine as some kind of proof that the Founding Fathers were Christian (which actually makes no difference to the religion of the nation). Paine was the most outspoken critic of churches: "I do not believe in the creed professed by the Jewish Church, by the Roman Church, by the Greek Church, by the Turkish Church, by the Protestant Church, nor by any Church that I know of. My own mind is my own Church. " -Age of Reason. "As to the book called the bible, it is blasphemy to call it the Word of God. It is a book of lies and contradictions and a history of bad times and bad men." -letter to Andrew Dean August 15, 1806 "What is it the Bible teaches us? - raping, cruelty, and murder. What is it the New Testament teaches us? - to believe that the Almighty committed debauchery with a woman engaged to be married, and the belief of this debauchery is called faith."