Time and time again, I have read articles about Christian America. I hear about the bible belt on the news. Plenty of times I've heard arguments in politics backed by Christianity ( mostly on gay marriage ). However, our government is secular, in that we are not tied to a religion, nor are our laws or acts of war. But both Democrats and Republicans seem to focus on their religion in political races now. Why is that so important? You don't have to be Christian to be a good politician. I'm not trying to make an atheist/faithful thread here. It just seems to me our nation is derailing from what it was based upon.
It seems to me this is just a partnership of convenience, and politicans are using religion to get into office--- Going as far to say stupid shit like above, how are these people candidates for leaders in America? Also, I know thats Sarah Palin, I'm not using her as a reference to the Republicans- Just a reference to dumbasses.
For reference, Part of the Treaty Of Tripoli I am basing my argument off of:So, should we just disregard the Treaty of Tripoli, or should we keep to what got America going? My stand is no, America isn't, nor was it Christian.
Also, a side question that I am asking those who know more about Christianity than I do; Would God/Jesus align himself with the poor, or the wealthy? If poor, how can the republicans run as Pure Devoted Holy Christians?