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Hunter Huss IB Readings

As usual, this is due by midnight of  Thursday. DON’T wait until 10 pm and come tell me the next day you had problems. Also, copy the post before submitting in case there are errors. Remember, the rubric for grading blog replies in on the class website at http://www.gaston.k12.nc.us/schools/huss/faculty/dbnoblitt/Pages/CoursesandAssignments.aspx.

Many of us have been told that the United States was founded on Christianity and is a Christian nation. But, what did the Founding Fathers think about that? Did they consider themselves as founders of a Christian theocracy as some Americans believe? Why was the phrase “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof . . .” included in the First Amendment? Would it matter if the President, or any other American leader, were not a Christian but a Hindu, Muslim, Atheist, or whatever? What do you think about our country and religion? Opinions are welcome but they MUST be backed up with facts and evidence, not just an “I think so because it’s what I believe….” (Note: some of the sources below seem to contradict themselves so read carefully and try to determine what is “the truth.”)

Read
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Separation_of_church_and_state_in_the_United_States
http://www.sullivan-county.com/nf0/dispatch/fathers_quote2.htm.
http://www.anotherperspective.org/advoc550.html
http://christianity.about.com/od/independenceday/a/foundingfathers.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deism

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