HISTORY SAYS THAT IN EGYPT, The obelisk symbolized the sun god Ra, and during the brief religious reformation of Akhenaten was said to be a petrified ray of the Aten, the sundisk. It was also thought that the god existed within the structure. The Washington Monument is an obelisk on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., built to commemorate the first American president, General George Washington. The monument, made of marble, granite, and bluestone gneiss is both the world's tallest stone structure and the world's tallest obelisk, standing 555 feet 51⁄8 inches (169.294 m). Taller monumental columns exist, but they are neither all stone nor true obelisks.
Is it a contradiction to say that America is a Christian nation, knowing that the government, the citizens, and the leaders have embraced pagan structures that were once used for Sun/God worship? If you are a Christian or a Muslim, what does the Bible or the Qur'an say about such things? http://www.nps.gov/nr/travel/wash/dc72.htm