Are we a Christian or Muslim Nation????

Saturday, June 13, 2009

According to President Obama we are NOT a Christian nation because we have the highest Muslim population of any nation in the world.

Is this a factual statement?
NOT even close. According to there are currently 9,732,061 Muslims out of a total US population of 278,058,881 or 3.5%.

So where are the largest populations of Muslims located?
If you take out the Middle East. Africa. and Asian nations one would normally think of Yugoslavia's Muslim population is 19%, Singapore at 17%, Israel at 14%, Russia and France are tied at approximately 10% of their total population rounding out the top 5 countries.

Did Obama make a mistake?
Could he have been talking about North and South America?
Nope, wrong again. Guyana's Muslim population is at 14% and Panama is at 4%.

So that leaves us with just North America (the US, Canada, and Mexico).
Yup we have a weenier. Out of 243 countries world wide the US has the highest Muslim population in North America.

So where does the US rank world wide out of the 60 countries with the highest Muslim populations? (52nd) according to the 2007 world census.

So why would Obama make such an flagrant erroneous statement?
According to his liberal media friends he is trying to appeal to the masses of Muslims that are
not Islamic or follow Sharia Law.
Its a stupid mistake. In the first place Islamic Fundamentalist are only interested in TWO things. The total destruction of Israel and the US and the World domination of the Islamic
religion by force.

Which bring me to my second point. Is the US based on Christian religious beliefs?
Here is a short history lesson.
While I did not write the following essay, I can assure that the accuracy of the information
is factual and is documented.

On the aluminum cap, atop the Washington Monument in Washington DC, are
displayed two words:
Laus Deo. [Lah-us Dee-o]
No one can see these words. In fact, most visitors to the monument are totally unaware they are even there and for that matter, probably couldn't care less. Once you know Laus Deo's history, you will want to share this with everyone you know. I do.
But these words have been there for many years; they are 555 feet, 5.125 inches high, perched atop the monument, facing skyward to the Father of our nation, overlooking the 69 square miles which comprise the District of Columbia, capital of the United States of America.
Laus Deo! Two seemingly insignificant, un-noticed words. Out of sight and, one might think, out of mind, but very meaningfully placed at the highest point over what is the most powerful city in the most successful nation in the world.
So, what do those two words, in Latin, comprised of just four syllables and only seven letters, possibly mean?
Very simply, they say "Praise be to God!" [Laus is Praise be and Deo means God]
Though construction of this giant obelisk began in 1848, when James Polk
was President of the United States, it was not until 1888 that the monument was inaugurated and opened to the public. It took twenty five years to finally cap the memorial with a tribute to the Father of our nation, "Laus Deo....Praise be to God!"
From atop this magnificent granite and marble structure, visitors may take in the beautiful panoramic view of the city with it's division into four major segments. From that vantage point. one can also easily see the original plan of the designer, Pierre Charles l'Enfant...a perfect cross imposed upon the landscape, with the White House to the north. The Jefferson Memorial is
to the south, the Capitol to the east and the Lincoln Memorial to the west.

A cross you ask ? Why a cross? What about separation of church and state?
Yes, a cross; separation of church and state was not, is not, in the Constitution.
So, read on . . .
How interesting and, no doubt, intended to carry a profound meaning for those who bother to notice. Praise be to God! Within the monument itself are 898 steps and 50 landings. As one climbs the steps and pauses at the landings the memorial stones share a message. On the 12th Landing is a prayer offered by the City of Baltimore; on the 20th is a memorial presented by some Chinese Christians; on the 24th a presentation made by Sunday School children from
New York and Philadelphia quoting Proverbs 10:7, Luke 18:16 and Proverbs 22:6.Praise be to God!
When the cornerstone of the Washington Monument was laid on July 4th, 1848 deposited within it were many items including the Holy Bible presented by the Bible Society. Praise be to God! Such was the discipline, the moral direction, the spiritual mood given by the founder and first President of our unique democracy ..."One Nation, Under God." I am awed by Washington's prayer for America.

Have you never read it?
Well now is your unique opportunity, so read on!

"Almighty God; We make our earnest prayer that Thou wilt keep the United States in Thy holy protection; that Thou wilt incline the hearts of the citizens to cultivate a spirit of subordination and obedience to government; and entertain a brotherly affection and love for one another and for their fellow citizens of the United states at large." And finally that Thou wilt most
graciously be pleased to dispose us all to do justice, to love mercy, and to demean ourselves
with that charity, humility, and pacific temper of mind which were the characteristics of the Divine Author of our blessed nation.

Laus Deo! As you probably guessed, over 92 percent of Americans like the idea that our Pledge of Allegiance includes the phrase "under God." It is clear when one studies the history of our great nation, that Washington's America was one of the few countries in all the world established under the guidance, direction and banner of Almighty God, to whom was given all praise, honor and worship by the great men who formed and fashioned her pivotal foundations.

When one stops to observe the inscriptions found in public places all over our nation's capitol, he or she will easily find the signature of God, as it is unmistakably inscribed everywhere you look.
Though many try to disprove and reason, their arguments are weak and easily proven without basis. Their efforts will forever be in vain; God assures us of that. Have you noticed as of late, how many more people are coming together, affirming the fact that this nation was, from the beginning, built on God?
Any nation that is not built upon God will fail.

Do you wonder why, when other nations fall into an abyss, does the United
States continually prosper?
Now you know, but do not let the arrogance of some instill doubt within you.

The truth is . . .
We have always been one nation under God! Laus Deo! Praise be to God! You may forget the width and height of "Laus Deo", it's location, or the architects but no one who reads this will be able to forget it's meaning, or these words: "Unless the Lord builds the house its builders labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the watchmen stand guard in
vain."(Psalm 127:1)
It is hoped you will send this to every child you know; to every sister, brother, father, mother or friend. They will not find offense, because you have given them a lesson in history that they probably never learned in school. With that, be not ashamed, or afraid, but have pity on those who will never see.

If you doubt the cross is there take a satellite picture of Washington, DC and enlarge it until you can identify the Washington Monument in the center and the four points mention in the essay above and you will very clearly see a cross.
Click on HYBRID and print the map then with a ruler draw a line between the Lincoln Memorial-the Washington Monument-the Capital Building. Now draw a line between the
White House and the Jefferson Memorial.

About the Author:
Dr. Magill matriculated his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, and served as the Chief of Ob/Gyn at Irwin Army Hospital Ft. Riley Kansas. He presently is a practicing Obstetrician & Gynecologist in Springfield, Missouri. Dr. Magill is the Chairman and CEO of Magill Motivational Media Inc., dedicated to inspiring, motivating and bring to the surface that great love for our nation, which exists in most of her sons and daughters hearts. As an author and lyricist Dr. Magill has authored such pieces as, "Here we go again," "The Greatest Generation," "The Requiem of the Brave," "The Battle Hymn of the Republicans," "The Pledge of Allegiance - say it with pride, say it with Understanding," "The Birth of A Great Nation," & "The Night of the Nativity Christ is evicted from the Church." His studies, writings and/or interviews have appeared in, The Journal of Military Medicine, The Living Church, The Chronicle Republican, Springfield News Leader, and The New York Times, among others. He has served on the campaign committee of and has performed the voice talent for several, various state, candidates.

One more point. The base of the cross points east toward Jerusalem.

God Bless you,
Brother J
"Plan ahead, It wasn't raining when Noah built the Ark."


The Law said...

Interesting post. And a nice article you pulled out too. Still, American is most certainly not a Christian nation. To better understand this, let's look at a country that is a religious nation, Saudi Arabia. The official title of their government is "Islamic Absolute Monarchy" Religion plays a pretty big part of government affairs their, from the 5am prayer, to the way they dress.

In America, by absolute constitutional right, we are free to choose what religion to practice, or not practice at all. The first amendment contains two clauses pertaining to religion... as a matter of fact, it is the very first sentence:

(1)Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, (2)or prohibiting the free exercise thereof

The first clause immediately defeats the notion that America is a Christian nation. Declaring our country as a Christian nation is unconstituional. It is also the first clause where the supreme court has given us the precedent of "separation between church and state" in 1879. The second clause prevents the government from dicatating how you practice your faith (with the exceptions of cults and rituals, as these may interfere with soem civil and federal laws).

Said Thomas Jefferson: "No man shall be compelled to frequent or support any religious worship, place, or ministry whatsoever, nor shall be enforced, restrained, molested, or burthened in his body or goods, nor shall otherwise suffer, on account of his religious opinions or belief; but that all men shall be free to profess, and by argument to maintain, their opinions in matters of religion, and that the same shall in no wise diminish, enlarge, or affect their civil capacities."

In this same letter he mentions the separation of church and state, which has had precednet for over 130 years

Obama, whether you like him or not is a Constituional law scholar... maybe the numbers of practicing number is hyped up a bit, or maybe yoru census data is a little old, but to make the mistake of labling America a Christian nation would mean he's a bad student of history, because the answer is the very first sentence!

Still, it is 100000% fair to say America is based on Christian tradition. Which is why I think the debate on taking "in God we trust" off our money or not saying the pledge of alligience is a silly one.

This really shouldn't be surprisign, given this country was founded by religious exlies. It's not a red or blue issue here, just some cold hard constitutional facts.

June 14, 2009 at 3:47 AM
Unknown said...

That said, America is not a Muslim nation, either.

His facts are not even close to true. Indonesia, Pakistan, and India are the top three most populous Muslim nations respectively.

If obama is a constitutional lawyer, he is doing his best to hide it. He certainly is not letting his knowledge of constitutional law tie him down when it comes to the way he has conducted himself.

June 14, 2009 at 9:21 AM
John said...

Bluepitbull, if you read my colum a bit more carefully you would noted that I excluded those countries in Africa, the Mid-East, and Asia where
Muslims are a majority. Obama was contrasting the US as a Muslim nation. Since the US is does not have a majority who practice the Muslim faith then
to what context was he refering ?

June 14, 2009 at 9:17 PM
John said...

The Law,
Yes, you are correct. But you have fallen into the same trap that almost everyone falls into.
The term "Separation of Church & State" refers to the establishment of a national religion. It does NOT refer to the religious principles that were used by the founders in the establishment this country nor does it prevent religious values from being shared within the State. Even Jefferson understood that Christian principles guided both moral and ethical behavior. Yet we see examples every day of various anti-Christian groups that are use the "Separation of Church & State" clause to suppress these values from within the state.
The closer they come to achieving that goal the more corrupt and useless the state becomes in being able to govern. Without a value system power corrupts regardless of what religion you may or not believe in. Your right, I'm not a fan of Obama because after 3 years I still have no idea what he stands for and everything he has touched so far has just made a bad situation worse. By the way I'm no fan of our past President either. He was so busy trying to negotiate deals with the Democrats that he forgot his obligation was to be President.

June 14, 2009 at 9:45 PM
The Law said...

One's religious/moral beliefs does and should provide a moral compass. But that's as far as one's faith or lack thereof should go when it comes to politics

Take gay marriage for example. The biggest opponent of gay marriage are conservative christians. Their right to have a legally recogonized marriage is objected to on the grounds of the snactity of marriage? One groups firm beleive in moral values takes away someone eles's human right to love the person the want to love.

Infusing spiritualy into politics is a dangerous game to play. Religion is one of the strongest convictions a person has, and making political decisions based on one person's moral values inherently makes their judgement subjective. Furthermore, more secular Christians and people of other faiths may totally embrace gay marriage, so who are we to determine who is more moral?

Separation of church and state is a very necessary clause to ensure that everyone is treated equally under the law. One's faith should be private or shared with their church. Otherwise, it creates an environment where one beleives they have moral superiority over another.

June 15, 2009 at 11:17 PM
Mark Meloy said...

First, if you are going to critique a quote, please provide the quote and the context. Second, he was speaking on Muslim population totals among non-predominately Muslim nations, not percentages, which is the opposite of every example you give.

With regard to religion, I am all for no longer having the seperation. Then we can tax the shit out of religion, and bye-bye deficit.

June 16, 2009 at 4:04 PM

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