Friend posted this on facebook responding to claims the usa is a “christian” nation
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Yes to a degree, but it was the Germanic Tribes and later radical social philosophy in France that inspired our laws and formulation. Especially the idea of keeping Church and State separate. Read the histories of Europe and England from the 13th to the 17th centuries. War and Religion was intricately involved. Our founders, though not all of them, realized Religion should be a personal and social mechanism but never a political one. As most were Deists or atheists (like Franklin) they believed religion would bring a moral strength to the citizen, to build a better citizen NOT a nation.