The whole purpose of that treaty was to show the Muslim nations that Americas Christianity was different than that of Europe. We had no intention of fighting a war solely based upon religion.<quoted text>
No, actually I didn't know this, but I will be reading that soon!
The bottom line is that when you read the entire article in context it shows that the intention of the line was not to say that the nation was not founded upon Christian principles. I think any honest historian would agree with that, even if they don't like Christianity.
That treaty was signed by John Adams, sho said: "I will avow that I then believed, and now believe, that those general principles of Christianity are as eternal and immutable as the existence and attributes of God; and that those principles of liberty are as unalterable as human nature.