Topic: Why do Americans think there country is a part of Western Civilization when it clearly isn't?
June 20, 2019 / By Bevin Question:
Western Civilization has a a Biblical-Christian cultural influence in spiritual thinking, customs and either ethic or moral traditions.
The USA doesn't have this, it was founded on atheism and not on religion at all, the Founding fathers were militant atheists.
Western Civilization also has democracy which came from ancient Greece, the USA is not a democracy it is a republic.
Ailene | 3 days ago
the founding fathers were definitely NOT atheists. Only Franklin could arguably be called an atheist. Jefferson was a Deist. Only about 5 of the signers of the Constitution could be called Deists or atheists, the rest were undoubtedly Christian, mostly Protestant with a few Irish-Catholics.
Now I am liberal, a socialist in fact, and I like that you are challenging the status quo, but the above info needs some clarification. (Don't listen to Chris Hitchens, he is also ignorant of the founding fathers' religion)
Good to point out that we are a Republic, but we do have some superficially democratic qualities. But we are undoubtedly a Republic and all Republics inherently have ruling classes that make the decisions, and all Republics have an in-built defense against "too-much" democracy. The Federalist papers unequivocally express their contempt for democracy, and they were written by American "icons" of Madison and Hamilton. Spread the word,
Originally Answered: What is your opinion about one of the greatest challenge facing our civilization today?
There is 1) our personally opinionated, intellectual take on religion, and then 2) our emotional take, stemmed by our intellectual abilities, on challenges we face in civilization. The key is helping people tie these two together by identifying how they feel about both, and then identifying a correlation. We've got to be able to expound upon these facets, and then be civilized as humans enough to agree to disagree with the ultimate goal of unity. One thing, I feel that God believers have to stop being afraid to look crazy. Science as many people know it is limited to our five senses, people too often discard what can't be proven with them, though they know theres something deeper. People also want a perfect picture of what God's world should be like if He really had power, and for the matter existed. These things help to cloud the correlation spoken of.
Pretty much all of the founding fathers were either Deists or Christians. America probably has the most Biblical-Christian influence of any modern day nation.
"Under God" was added to the pledge in 1948. In god we trust added to money in 1864, on a 2 cent piece. Nothing to do winth founding fathers.
Uhhhhh the founders of the U.S. were christian.....
The country was founded on christian beliefs......
I pledge allegiance to the United States of America "blah blah" one nation under GOD
In God we Trust is on all our money >.>