United States as a Christian Nation
Radio Q&A: Sunday, 3 June 2012, Question 4
In the live broadcast of Philosophy in Action Radio on 3 June 2012, I answered a question on United States as a Christian nation.
Is the United States a Christian nation? People often claim that the United States is "a Christian nation." What do people mean by that? Why does it matter? Is it true or not?
My Answer, In Brief: The US is not a Christian nation in any meaningful way. The nation was not founded on Christian principles, and religion is not compatible with free markets or individual rights.
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