But saying that the Fathers founded this country under Christian principles? I'll say that's False. Always has been, always will be.
Always has been? Here's what the founding fathers have to say about that:
"I now make it my earnest prayer the God would have you and the State over which you preside, in His holy protection, that he would incline the hearts of the citizens to cultivate a spirit of subordination and obedience to government; to entertain a brotherly affection and love for one another, for their fellow citizens of the United States at large, and particularly for their brethren who have served in the field; and, finally, that he would be most graciously pleased to dispose us all to do justice, to love mercy, and to demean ourselves with that charity, humility, and pacific temper of mind, which were the characteristics of the Divine Author of our blessed religion, and without an humble imitation of whose example in these things we can never hope to be a happy nation." June 8, 1783 in a letter to the governors of the states on disbanding the army.
Of all the systems of morality, ancient or modern which have come under my observation, none appears to me so pure as that of Jesus....I am a real Christian, that is to say, a disciple of the doctrines of Jesus."
"Religion is the basis and Foundation of Government." June 20, 1785
"My views...are the result of a life of inquiry and reflection, and very different from the anti-christian system imputed to me by those who know nothing of my opinions. To the corruptions of Christianity I am, indeed, opposed; but not to the genuine precepts of Jesus himself. I am a Christian in the only sense in which he wished any one to be; sincerely attached to his doctrines in preference to all others..." April 21, 1803 in a letter to Dr. Benjamin.
We have staked the whole future of American civilization, not upon the power of government, far from it. We've staked the future of all our political institutions upon our capacity & to sustain ourselves according to the Ten Commandments of God. [1778 to the General Assembly of the State of Virginia]
God governs in the affairs of man. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without his notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without His aid? We have been assured in the Sacred Writings that except the Lord build the house, they labor in vain that build it. I firmly believe this. I also believe that, without His concurring aid, we shall succeed in this political building no better than the builders of Babel -- Constitutional Convention of 1787, original manuscript of this speech.
The general principles on which the fathers achieved independence were. . . . the general principles of Christianity. . . . I will avow that I then believed, and now believe, that those general principles of Christianity are as eternal and immutable as the existence and attributes of God; and that those principles of liberty are as unalterable as human nature. (taken from a letter to Thomas Jefferson on June 28, 1813)
Now, this is what they have said and these are quotes taken from written historical documents (mostly in the hand of those who actually said them).
Perhaps that only proves that these were men of God and doesn't make that point that this country was founded on Christian principles.
Are you then suggesting that freedom of speech isn't a Christian principle? Are you saying that freedom of religion isn't a Christian principle? Are you intending to say that our republic isn't based on Christian ideals. morals and principles?
Or are you just saying that they didn't put in the Constitution, Declaration of Independence, the Bill of Rights, or the tax code that "this here country is Christian and only Christian?"
Please explain your broken-record contention that America wasn't founded on Christian principles, and why this always has been always will be true is your view.
I know you think that. Quit saying it...explain it!