What I have found is that a lot of the traits of being a good American and being a good Christian overlap. Some of the traits of being a good American are to have a strong sense of nationalism, to be hardworking, to be honest, to be courageous and to be optimistic. Some of the traits of being a good Christian are honesty, courage, optimism, kindness and faithfulness. Also, according to the Founding Fathers, being an American and a Christian go hand in hand. “Faith in the Creator and true Freedom are inseparable. We believe their worldview was a Christian one based upon the Great Commission of the Gospel and biblically enlightened self-government.” Since this nation was founded on the Christian faith, I believe that the faith is deeply imbedded in the American way. For example, even in the Pledge of Allegiance it states that America is “one nation under God”. I believe that being a “Good American” is very similar to being a “Good Christian”. On the other hand, I think that “Good Americans” and “Good Christians” also have some different ideals. For example, Christians believe in peace and Americans believe in getting even. This is where I could see some tension rising in between the two. I believe that most of the time the two have a lot in similar with each other. I think you can’t be a good American without having some of the good Christian values. I came to this conclusion by how similar American and Christian values are.
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