Archive: December 10, 2006 - December 16, 2006
Frankly, I shudder to imagine the nation that is envisioned by those who would like this country to become what its founders never intended: a nation grounded in Christian doctrine
By Mark S. Sisk | December 15, 2006; 3:30 PM ET | Comments (43)
Those who promote a “Christian nation” that mistreats non-Christians are misinterpreting the message of the Christ they profess to serve
By Anthony M. Stevens-Arroyo | December 15, 2006; 1:00 PM ET | Comments (18)
Declaring America as special, or uniquely Christian, or more favored by God than, say, Canada, or Mexico, or even Iran, is a form of idolatry
By Cal Thomas | December 15, 2006; 9:06 AM ET | Comments (175)
Franklin and Madison and Jefferson would have positive things to say about how far we’ve come in religious liberty
By Michael Otterson | December 14, 2006; 3:40 PM ET | Comments (15)
Are politically conservative Christians doing everything possible to lower rising levels of violence or are they giving violence the validation of a “Christian” blessing?
By John Dominic Crossan | December 14, 2006; 1:40 PM ET | Comments (16)
For Evangelical Christians, "Christian nation” implies one where the vast majority of people are “converted” individuals who profess Christ as their personal Savior--a situation that has never been true in the United States
By Richard Land | December 14, 2006; 10:30 AM ET | Comments (39)
This is not a Christian nation, but it is a place where Christians are battling for the heart and soul of Christianity
By Marcus Borg | December 14, 2006; 9:45 AM ET | Comments (10)
The faith of the Founders was that God operates in the conscience of each individual and the search for religious truth must be free for God to be worshipped in truth.
By Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite | December 13, 2006; 9:15 PM ET | Comments (237)
As with so many questions, we need to respond to “Is America a Christian nation?” with another question: “What do you mean by a Christian nation?” If we mean, “Are the majority of the people in America affiliated with the...
By Brian D. McLaren | December 13, 2006; 6:58 PM ET | Comments (15)
It ought to be that anybody who declares that their allegiance to their religion comes before their allegiance to democracy is simply unelectable
By Daniel C. Dennett | December 13, 2006; 5:00 PM ET | Comments (304)
It is manifest nonsense to act as if the vast majority of Americans do not share a common Christian identification. This is certainly apparent at Christmas ...when its symbols saturate the country. But Christians should not be offended by displays of other religious symbols. Religious liberty means liberty for all.
By R. Albert Mohler Jr. | December 13, 2006; 11:46 AM ET | Comments (341)
The letter and the spirit of the U.S. Constitution has always embraced pluralism and jealously guarded the religious and secular freedoms of ALL AMERICANS
By Salman Ahmad | December 13, 2006; 9:43 AM ET | Comments (664)
Would I want Wal-Mart greeters saying “Happy Winter Solstice” to every customer? No.
By Starhawk | December 13, 2006; 9:02 AM ET | Comments (32)
Christ emphatically said his kingdom was not of this world
By Martin Marty | December 13, 2006; 8:06 AM ET | Comments (7)
I hope I am an example to my students—a “parent” of sorts—who has gone from believer to atheist and back again
By Donna Freitas | December 12, 2006; 3:46 PM ET | Comments (495)