An Analysis Of Alexis De Tocqueville 's Life Essay

1096 Words Sep 10th, 2015 5 Pages
In the 1800s, Alexis de Tocqueville claimed that “There is no country in the world where the Christian religion retains a greater influence over the souls of men than in America.” This was understandably true in the early nineteenth century. Even today, religion plays a significant role in laws and issues in our country. However, the truth of the matter often gets lost in the changes that our society has gone through. Many today end up rejecting or condemning Christianity as childish, old-fashioned, and even intolerant. The balance of religious spirit that has held us together and the declining value of Christianity often clash with each other. The statement made by Alexis holds true to some extent, and the obvious distrust of Christ today also holds true. It is difficult to understand how a largely “Christian” nation like ours can be immoral and selfish in reality. On the other hand, many have made efforts to bring love and spiritual healing through Christianity even to this day. It is encouraging to see how people have made (and are making) stands for what they believe in. Even in a dominantly secular country, there are glimmers of hope and serious signs of how Christianity has influenced America.

Many factors contribute to the fact that America still is associated with Christianity. Countless missionaries, evangelical groups, large scale outreaches, overseas ministries, and other gospel groups are based in America. They often send American workers (along with other…

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