December 2007

pretty great site. one thing though. under your response section: The founding fathers intended the United States to be a Christian nation. Atheists aren’t welcome. “Are you sticking with the whole ‘slavery’ thing, too?” Actually. George Washington said “The United States is in no sense founded by the Christian Religion” i like your answer too, but i feel its just letting them get away with the other. anyway. keep doing what you’re doing.

Well, it’s not intended to be a good answer (more of a flip one), but you’re right that it does let the point slide. There is a significant difference between saying that the country was intended to be Christian, saying that the country’s morality was informed by Christianity, and saying that the founding fathers were Christians — and I didn’t want to get into all of that when I was just writing something intended to be silly.

Posted on December 27, 2007 at 6:38 pm by ideclare · Permalink
In: Founding Fathers, Suggestion

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  1. Written by Akane
    on May 14, 2011 at 9:16 am
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    The only thing I disliked about that (I laughed so hard at all the others, but this one aggravated me) was that it kind of assumed that the reader is American. Hello? We English are out here, too! I am as much annoyed about the way Americans assume everybody reading anything they write is American as you are about how Christians assume everybody else is Christian.
    I mean, by the same reasoning that Christians are no better and no more important than anybody else and special allowance shouldn’t be made for them and you should write from a point of view which everybody can understand and empathize with, and nobody should ever write from a single religion’s point of view, people shouldn’t write from an American point of view and assume the reader is American.
    I mean, being English, I barely even know who the Founding Fathers are. And I only know what I know because we just did it in History. And yes, I’m still at school. Same thing; being younger doesn’t make me any less informed, or able to be annoyed, than anybody else.

    Sorry if that sounded like a bit of a rant. I’m busy revising for my Philosophy exam, which is making me tired and rather grumpy. Exams are torture.

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