What got my attention in this meme is the use of the term "Christian Nation".

The First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution states: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.[1]"

That means the U.S. is not a "Christian Nation", rather a nation with a large Christian population. THE basis for the founding of the American government was freedom of religion. It seems that nowadays that freedom means free as long as you are Christian and use your "faith" to denigrate anyone of another belief or faith, which is sad because I know many loving, open-minded Christians. How is it that Christianity has taken this ugly hold over American policy and media?

Maybe I was a naive kid. I grew up in a loving family in the Midwest, my parents are still together and I don't hate them or my siblings.

The day I realized how lucky I was to be born in America and not a poverty-stricken country remains a strong memory. I was in elementary school, I don't remember how old exactly. I was really proud and grateful to be American. Now I feel almost ashamed. I will never give up my passport as some are doing, but it is becoming increasingly difficult to feel patriotic, especially now that I see my homeland as people from other nations do since I have been living abroad for 12 years.


As an agnostic, I don't understand what's wrong with saying Merry Christmas. Doesn't being "politically correct" also infringe upon prohibiting the free exercise thereof?

Where has the land of the free gone?