Some christians love to argue how America is or was founded as a "Christian Nation." Similarly, the KKK and other White Nationalist groups love to argue how America is or was founded as a "White Christian Nation." The scary thing is, no matter how we try to slice and dice that argument, if we claim a religious identity of the United States, we have no good reason to reject the racial one the KKK and other White Nationalist groups so proudly profess. Fortunately, the United States was NOT founded as a Christian Nation nor is it one currently. But if you are one who argues that it is, realize that you are also making the case for the hate groups who insist this was meant to be a nation of whites.
So what is meant by a "Christian Nation"? Well, it could mean one of many things:
Perhaps the best thing the Founding Fathers did was put a system in place that allows the people to amend the initial vision of the Founding Fathers—a system that we have used 27 times so far. Our past does not equal our future. Inciting division, bigotry, and hatred for people with different religious beliefs or skin color by using identity politics (in this case, the religious or racial identity of a country) is a terrible idea. We might currently be a nation of mostly Christians and a nation of mostly white people, but those demographics are rapidly changing. No matter what our religious, ethnic, cultural background, what we were, are, and always will be is a nation of Americans.
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If you spent your life assuming "God" was the answer to all of life's biggest questions, but can no longer believe, you might have many questions that begin with the phrase, "If there is no God..." If there is no God, how did we get here? If there is no God, what's the point of life? If there is no God, where does our morality come from"? If there is no God, won't the world collapse in anarchy with murdering, coveting thy neighbor's wife, and eating shellfish? These are just some of the common questions to which there are good answers. These courses will help you build a strong foundational secular worldview based in science and reason.
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