First of all, Columbus wasn't the first person who believed the earth was round. Second of all...how old are the original images of Jesus holding a globe?
Exactly! Most people with an education (not the average serf farmer) believed the Earth was round. That is WHY there are symbols such as the Globus Cruciger.
Columbus said the Earth was small, others believed it was much larger than he believed. There was not an argument of whether it was flat or round. You are following the anti-Catholic fiction of Washington Irving from the 19th Century.
The Globus Cruciger dates back to the Christian Roman and Byzantine Emperors of the 5th century. Educated Christians knew the Earth was round. Un-Educated Americans following the teachings of Washington Irving
which says Catholics believed the Earth was flat. Look this guy up.
This is a Hungarian coin (land locked country, not even sailors) from the 13th to 14th century. http://www.beastcoins.com/World/Hungary/E0153.jpg
It was widely believed that the earth was flat and the center of the universe.
By whom? I back my arguments with facts. I even tell you who created YOUR myth. Satan is the father of all lies.
Both beliefs enforced by the church who for a LONG time ruled over countries, and if anyone opposed those beliefs, even if they had proof, they were often sentenced to house arrest or even death.
If you are found wrong, try changing the subject again. The one with facts is me. I show images on coins, give the names of the symbols, and tell you who created YOUR myth, yet since my facts are opposed to your belief, I am wrong and you are still right. Would you sentence me to house arrest?
Long story short, organized religion has slowed down the social evolution of mankind so much that it's sickening. America wasn't FOUNDED on christian beliefs, but christian beliefs were definitely implemented over time and by certain individuals that were elected into office. However, according to historical documents, there was no written intention of using the christian faith and it's beliefs to run America.
Fictional story to fact, although many of the fathers were not practicing Christians, their beliefs in a creator and rights endowed by that creator is the basis of our nation. Since these men lived in a Christian society, this creator is a Christian God and not something else.
If your assumption is correct, than the secular US would have outlawed slavery before all the Latin American nations. Oops.