Is Christianity still dominant in the USA?

President Obama swore his second oath without using a Bible. This leads to the question if Christianity is no longer of paramount importance.

The United States was founded on Christian values although its constitution stipulates freedom of worship.

With its current diverse population, there are more than six million Jews who have a strong lobby, followed with its six million Muslims who worship in more than 1,200 mosques across the US, not to mention other religious groups and the non-believers.

There are many aspects in the USA that doesn’t make it totally Christian when it comes to -among other things- sexual freedom and other modes of life. Christianity is bout thrift but the US is one of the most materialistic countries on Earth.

For Obama, to be open to all believers and non-believers, this will surely enhance and preserve personal freedom at home and will have a positive effect on the image of the USA abroad; especially, in Muslim countries where many see the US war on terror as a war on Islam.

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2 Comments

  1. January 26, 2009 at 2:29 am

    Unfortunately, six million Jews and six million Muslims is hardly significant demographically. About 40% of Americans claim to attend church regularly; although the number is lower, I’m guessing the number that would identify as Christian is actually higher.

    That said, the number that truly practices Christianity is and always will be very low.

  2. January 26, 2009 at 11:58 am

    Thanks Jillian for your comment.
    As you know, the Jews , although they represent just 2.5% of the Us population have a very strong lobby. The Muslims in the USA are still struggling to have their voice heard and to persuade the American public that Islam can’t always be equated with violence.

    It’s true that for hard/ orthodox Christians, the USA is far from being a Christian country. There is always extremism somewhere.


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