“The United States of America is the only country in history to have defined itself as Judeo-Christian,” according to JewishWorldReview.com, which goes on to say, “That is why American coins feature these two messages: ‘In G-d we trust’ and ‘Liberty.’ “
I think the first statement above is untrue and the second, meant to distinguish us from Christian European nations, is a non-sequitur not logically derived from the first.
The “definition” of America as “Judeo-Christian” has a fairly recent history advanced by those who wish it were so. Trusting in a “Christian God” as well as believing in liberty were foundational concepts of our Revolution and in the establishment of our Constitution and are certainly not attributable to any Jewish influence.
Granted, the Founding Fathers were well aware of the Jewish heritage and of Christianity’s relationship to that heritage and many, including Franklin, Jefferson, and Madison, were Deists or dabblers in Deism. Deism, the popular monotheistic, religious fad of the Age of Enlightenment held that God was some detached “Supreme Architect” of the universe rather than an involved Supreme Being, a Prime Mover not a personal God.
Point is, none of the Founders ever referred to the new nation they created as Judeo-Christian. They all knew their Bible well, both Old and New Testaments, and were fundamentally Christians; Jefferson even wrote “The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth.”
This is all relevant today, two and a quarter centuries later, as our president, an ambivalent Christian at best, is suspected of being a closet Muslim. If that in fact is true, he’s covered his tracks well, getting married and having his daughters christened in an ostensibly Christian church and, when his popularity plummetted and mid-term elections loomed, actually attending a D.C. church service.
Whether his trusty teleprompter was in the repair shop or he just felt flush from his recent bamboozling of the American people, Mr. Obama went to Muslim Turkey six months after his election and disabused the Turks and the world and America’s 225 million Christians of the notion that America was any longer a Christian nation.
Somewhere, somehow, along the way from 1776 to April 2009, we had evolved into something else while no one was looking, according to Obama.
Reiterating views he had expressed before his official candidacy, Obama said in Ankara that we Americans “do not consider ourselves a Christian nation, or a Muslim nation, but rather a nation of citizens who are, uh, bound by a set of values.”
Oh, really? That was a peculiar declaration by any standard.
First, Obama had taken to himself the right to speak on behalf of all America and say what “we” consider ourselves. He was elected, not anointed and not entitled to make such wild declarations in contradiction of America’s history and demography.
Second, he incorporated Muslims, 2% of Americans, in his grand proclamation, thereby omitting other religious minorities, including that other 2%, Jews.
Third, he set the parameters of our beliefs, as he saw them, by some broad and vague “set of values,” instead of delineating those values. They couldn’t be Christian values since we were no longer a Christian nation so whose set of values were they?
Here’s a news flash for Barack Hussein Obama: America is STILL a Christian nation, not a Christian-Muslim nation, not a Judeo-Christian nation but a plain old Christian nation.
John L. Lollipop in an article on AmericanConservativeDaily.com titled, “America Not Christian? Great State of Texas Begs to Differ,” thinks otherwise.
Texas, which buys more textbooks than any other state, has put textbook publishers on notice: Stow the politically correct crap and construct texts that reflect truth and reality and not the pro-Islamic, anti-Christian, anti-American half truths prevalent today in textbooks! (http://tiny.cc/g4cd3)
As a Texan might say, “It ain’t for nothin’ that our unofficial motto is ‘Don’t Tread on Me!’ ” Another Texan might say, “What’s a ‘Judeo-Christian?’ “