1st March 2014

“As the Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion… it is declared by the parties, that no pretext arising from religious opinions, shall ever produce an interruption of the harmony existing between the two countries.”

Treaty of Tripoli1797

2 Responses to “1st March 2014”

  1. The Heretic Says:

    No. The government was not founded on the Christian religion. It was founded by Christians though, on the principles stemming from the Renaissance and ‘Enlightenment’.

  2. Dan Says:

    TH,
    I think we can agree that they were all white Anglo-Saxon protestants. Sure. And they bore with them the WASP cultural perspective. But you have to agree also that there is a dearth of writings professing Christian theological principles by any of the recognizable names among the Founding Fathers.