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Not a Christian Nation Stamp by fira-flame Not a Christian Nation Stamp by fira-flame

"As the government of the United States of America is not in any sense founded on the Christian Religion." ARTICLE 11; Treaty of Tripoli, 1796, 1806

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof." Bill of Rights.

"The United States have adventured upon a great and noble experiment, which is believed to have been hazarded in the absence of all previous precedent -- that of total separation of Church and State. No religious establishment by law exists among us." John Tyler, 10th President of the United States of America.

"One of the great strengths of the United States is … we have a very large Christian population -- we do not consider ourselves a Christian nation or a Jewish nation or a Muslim nation. We consider ourselves a nation of citizens who are bound by ideals and a set of values." United States President Barack Obama.

Constitution Lecture 9: Separation of Church and State - [link]

Also, you may take notice that there is no mention of the Christian God ANYWHERE in the Constitution. The omission of God in the Constitution did not come out of forgetfulness, but rather out of the Founding Fathers purposeful intentions to keep government separate from religion.

EDIT: I'm not surprised this stamp has caused so much controversy, but I am surprised that someone has actually gone as far to go through all of the comments and spam them. I think I need a good pat on the back.
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supershadow64ds Featured By Owner 15 hours ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fun Fact, the phrase "In God we trust" was only added to the Pledge of Allegiance after fears of a Godless Communist state taking over America arose in the 1950's.
fivelmousekewitz Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014
There's is an episode of The Newsroom where Jeff Daniels' character makes this clear
Just look up American Taliban on YT
squiggledog Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014
Almost 80 percent of Americans are Christian. It is a de facto Christian nation. We don't have an official language either, but wouldn't you call it an English-speaking nation?
MornofVivec Featured By Owner 5 days ago
That still doesn't give the Christians the right to impose their views and way of life on the other 20 percent.
EMlLEE Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I think it should be changed to "shouldn't be" rather than never was. Because America was founded by religious people. Now with people of many cultures have settled here we should make America safe for all religions and beliefs and keep the church out of our goverments!
Cobra50A Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Our founding fathers were deists, dumbasses -.-
Spunnyz Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hate to be that one person, but what's a deist?
Cobra50A Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A person who believes a god created our universe and then left us
Spunnyz Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ooooh okay. Thank you.
soulessone12 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014
I agree with this stamp and I'm a christian (seriously why do people come up with this thought have they read the constitution or they think the constitution is the bible?)
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