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How Does a Non-Christian Mindset Overcome the Christian Undergirding of the Country's Founding Documents

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Submitted by M. Tovey (United States), Sep 30, 2008 at 13:49

American citizenship is required for assuming the office of president, though even as the U.S. Constitution does not specify a religious affiliation (in fact that went against the precepts of the founders, only that their individual convictions are found in written documents that a person of good Christian character were believed to be the best prospects for office), it is quite apparent from the predominantly Protestant backgrounds of virtually all of the predecessor presidents that a reigning Christian mindset has kept this country as close to the Constitution as may be expected.

That the country has been run according to the Constitution may be seen as recently as the last couple of elections, where the partisanship has kept the electoral race close in spite of the wide and ranging philosophies of the various participants. Curious, that while it is thought that this country may be perceived by many as being secular, the references to its Christian underpinnings still bring rancor to the mindset of many as the secularists continue to try and make a wider ‘separation of church and state.'

The religious proclivities of the current candidates should bring even more sensitivity to the secularists, since the Obama – Biden ticket is extremely heavy laden with religious tendencies, either Obama with his conflicted Christian – Muslim background and Biden with his Roman Catholicism; or McCain – Palin on the other hand is Protestant- evangelical, something that has got to rankle the elitist left.

To pose the title question of the previous post, what is the relevance? Let the secularists answer that one, for the people with the opinions of specific characterizations of religious influences have already made their case plain, and the fate of the nation already determined based on who might win.
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