You can really drive conservatives nuts by reminding them that the USA is not a Christian nation founded upon Christian principles.
Mike Pence, Rick Santorum, and other leading members of the modern conservative movement would love nothing more than to turn America into a theocracy. Indeed in their minds it already is one and was from day one.
With that in mind, we created the following history lesson, sure to drive them and their religious minions insane.
You can start the fun by proclaiming that “the United States is not a ‘Christian Nation’ founded upon ‘Christian Principles.'”
After posting that on your Facebook or Twitter account, let them know that one needs to look no further than to Thomas Jefferson to understand the false nature of this claim.
“Millions of innocent men, women and children, since the introduction of Christianity, have been burnt, tortured, fined and imprisoned; yet we have not advanced one inch towards uniformity. “
And one cannot forget that Jefferson strongly advocated the separation of church and state:
“Believing with you that religion is a matter which lies solely between man and his God, that he owes account to none other for his faith or his worship, that the legislative powers of government reach actions only, and not opinions, I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should ‘make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,’ thus building a wall of separation between church and State. “
Another founder, John Adams, was a Congregationalist who later became a Unitarian. However, he deliberately avoided creed-based dogmatic religion.
The Treaty of Tripoli, introduced to the Senate by John Adams and ratified by unanimous decree, was signed by Adams in 1797 and includes the following passage for any doubters out there:
“As the Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion; as it has in itself no character of enmity against the laws, religion, or tranquillity, of Mussulmen; and, as the said States never entered into any war, or act of hostility against any Mahometan nation, 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.”
Let the games begin and be sure to let us know how it turned out. Inquiring minds want to know…