Symbolism In America Today

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Cheryl Harrell Christian Ideas and Symbolism in America Today English 112 Corey King Over the past 50 years, Christianity has been slowly withdrawn from today’s society. Ideas and symbols that were once looked upon as the cornerstone of American values are now banned from public areas. When speaking out for the truths that this country was founded on Christianity, typical Christians are mocked or silenced. The same country that once embraced Christian ideals and symbolism now prohibits many of its symbols that represent our founding fathers principles. Upon reading this paper there will be several questions asked. These questions are ones to bring a person back to their roots, and ask those that are against Christian…show more content…
Now one may ask: How does America being founded as a Christian nation have to do with Christian symbolism in today’s society? To answer that question one has to go back to when America was founded. It all began when the Puritans came to America to free themselves from religious persecution of England. They landed on Plymouth Rock and began the structure of our nation. Today in Plymouth, Massachusetts, there is a monument, a huge 81ft tall symbol that shows that we were founded as a Christian nation. This National Monument to the Forefathers gives us their blueprint, showing the path to what made this nation what it is. This blueprint is what Christian symbolism is derived from. It shows the Ten Commandments, Liberty, and Morality and thirteen other statements that show a country founded with Christian principles. The Founding Fathers, the George Washington’s, Thomas Jefferson’s, and many others that signed our Declaration of Independence, those who wrote the Constitution as it sits today. In the past twenty years Constitutional scholars and political historians have put together thousands of writing from 1760-1805. In these writings they counted 3,154 citations where the most frequently quoted book was the Bible. Until 1963 Bibles were distributed in schools for our children, now when a child brings a Bible to school, there have been instances where they are told to…show more content…
People who are non-believers or atheist believe that Christianity is being pushed down their throats and they ask why they have to be subjected to having to see a Nativity scene at Christmas if they do not believe. A well known comedian and atheist Penn Jillette, was on the Glenn Beck show discussing how any type of religious symbol should be banned from public property, because showing those symbols are offensive. However, it is unheard of for a Christian to complain about a Non-Believer or Atheist celebrating Christmas or any other religious holiday. How can a person with no beliefs at all celebrate a holiday based on the birth of Jesus, and then get mad because they have other Christian symbols put in front of their face. It is the same with Easter. Easter is the celebration of the resurrection of Christ, but they do not complain when they hunting Easter eggs. The Easter egg is was created to symbolize the empty tomb of Christ and to symbolize although an egg looks dead form the outside there is new life. That Christ will rise from the grave and bring new
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