Officially called the "Treaty of peace and friendship between the United States of America and the Bey and Subjects of Tripoli, of Barbary," most refer to it as simply the Treaty of Tripoli. In Article 11, it states:"As the Government of the United States of America is not in any sense founded on the Christian religion; as it has in itself no character of enmity against the laws, religion, or tranquillity, of Musselmen; and as the said States never have entered into any war or act of hostility against any Mehomitan nation, it is declared by the parties that no pretext arising from religious opinions shall ever produce an interruption of the harmony existing between the two countries."
Wednesday, March 01, 2006
The Founding Fathers and Christianity
We often here from the Christian American Taliban that the United States was founded as a "Christian Nation". This is false and there are some examples here that prove just the opposite. Several of the founding fathers are discussed as is the Treaty of Tripoli which was signed by John Adams in 1797.