Ah, yet again, you put words in my mouth (never said founded ONLY by Christians, did I?), and you do not do me the courtesy of reading the material I posted in order to back up my assertions.
See post #43 for an explanation of the correlation between the Christian faith, English common law and the rule of law in America.
No my dear, it's a historical FACT that the laws in this country was based on the Christian faith.... so much so that the Commandments are listed in the CURRENT and LEGAL definition of natural law. (See post #20)
____________________________________________________________ Did Jefferson mean the laws of the Bible when he said 'natural law'?
Did Jefferson mean the God of the Bible when he said 'nature's god'?
Yes... He was not so foolish a man to throw away diamonds just because he'd found them in a dunghill, now was he?
In fact, he says so himself in his letter Letter To Dr. Benjamin Rush, dated April 21, 1803 :
In some of the delightful conversations with you in the evenings of 1798-99, and which served as an anodyne to the afflictions of the crisis through which our country was then laboring, the Christian religion was sometimes our topic; and I then promised you that one day or other I would give you my views of it. They are the result of a life of inquiry and reflection, and very different from that anti-Christian system imputed to me by those who know nothing of my opinions. To the corruptions of Christianity I am indeed opposed, but not to the genuine precepts of Jesus himself. I am a Christian, in the only sense in which he wished anyone to be: sincerely attached to his doctrines in preference to all others, ascribing to himself every human excellence, and believing he never claimed any other.
This is the Introduction to Jefferson's Bible where it states:
Thomas Jefferson wrote in a letter to William Canby, "Of all the systems of morality, ancient or modern, which have come under my observation, none appear to me so pure as that of Jesus."
You seem erroneously convinced that any acknowledgment of the Christian faith and it's role in American government means you have to be a Christian.
In order to avoid that oh-so-horrible fate, you DENY the very thing that gives you your freedom.
I think Jefferson would be appalled!