Leonardo"s Notebook by Mattheus Mei

I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

A Nation of Christians is not a Christian State

I read this Op-Ed in the NY Times earlier and found it thought provoking, especially this snippit from post-Constitution, antebellum America:

Toward the end of his second term, Washington sent Joel Barlow, the diplomat-poet, to Tripoli to settle matters, and the resulting treaty, finished after Washington left office, bought a few years of peace. Article 11 of this long-ago document says that “as the government of the United States is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion,” there should be no cause for conflict over differences of “religious opinion” between countries.

And what happened to this treaty?
The treaty passed the Senate unanimously.

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