[politics] The United States is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion

As the Government of the United States is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion; as it has in itself no character of enmity against the law, religion or tranquility of Musselmen

    — Treaty of Peace and Friendship between the United States and the Bey and Subjects of Tripoli of Barbary

A treaty written by the Founders in the time of the Founders. Not that this will affect Dominionist fantasies at all, but it’s definitely worth noting. (Thanks to AH.)

One thought on “[politics] The United States is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion

  1. tetar says:

    Remember, though, that the True Believers dismiss fact-based and reality-based truths in favor of the truthiness of half-baked fervent belief and vapid, banal, and mundane unimaginative delusion.

    Passed a sign at a kirk the other day. “Not by works but by faith,” it said. When asked what that meant, I said, “Don’t drive over bridges built by fundamentalist xtians.”

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