Friday, January 4, 2008

One Nation, Under God . . .

It is my contention that the United States was founded as a Christian nation. The reason the founders didn't spell it out in the constitution in elementary language is because the thought that anyone would misinterpret their meaning seemed ridiculous at the time.

The equating of the word "God" with religion is the most dangerous arrow in the quiver of the "remove Jesus from our government and culture at all costs" crowd. This is an attempt to remake the U.S. as an atheist entity- thereby neutral in the ways of God. But, religion does not equal a belief in God. The constitution is clear on this. Our rights come from God, endowed by our creator. This supposition in the constitution's acknowledgement of the existence of God is not ambiguous in the least. If the constitution is deemed in the public arena to not acknowledge the existence of God, then the authority granting our rights falls from God to man. That is where Hitlers come from. If man is the granter of rights, then man can also take them away. Or alter them to suit his devious pursuits.

The beauty of a Christian nation is that Christ leaves religion up to the individual. That is why the United States is a bastion of religious freedom. Compare that to Muslim countries. But Dayle, aren't you just rewriting history to fit your beliefs. If you think so, consider the following:

“It cannot be emphasized too clearly and too often that this nation was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians; not on religion, but on the gospel of Jesus Christ. For this very reason, peoples of other faiths have been afforded asylum, prosperity, and freedom of worship here.” [Patrick Henry, May 1765 Speech to the House of Burgesses]

2 comments:

Nicole said...

Hallelujah and Amen.

"If my people, who are called by my Name, . . . "

Kay said...

Preach it, Brother.