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Entry 19: We the People…in Order to form a more perfect…Christian nation?

December 9, 2009

 Quick note on those select individuals we like to call the “Fathers” who came from England and other parts of Europe to start anew on the shores of what we now call the Atlantic Coast. These same individuals with the support of a majority of people eventually started a new form of government, and spent a very long time (11 years) drafting a guiding document that would be purposely secular. Let me say that again, this guiding document was purposely secular. 

If you don’t believe me on this one, please take some time to look up for yourself what actually transpired between September 1786 to September 1787 in Philadelphia, PA. It’s an amazing story, full of drama, intrigue, and suspense. I think if you study just this one year of U.S. History you will be hard pressed to call our country one founded on “Christian” fundamentals, and one such “Christian Nation”. This latter term has got to be one of the best urban legends circulating at the present time. I implore you to look up the primary source documents from this year during the Constitutional Convention attended by our numerous “forefathers”.

There were bitter fights during the convention revolving around how to deal with slavery, how States would be represented in the national government system, and also, yes, about what role “God” would play in the wording of the final document called the “Constitution”. At the end of the day, Washington, Jefferson, Franklin, Hamilton, and many others signed off on a secular piece of paper that would guide our Nation into the history books, if you will, as a model for democracy to the rest of the world.

The document is still secular, yet it includes provisions for people who do believe in the supernatural as well as those who don’t. And in the end, those two groups of people have exactly the same goal; life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

I hope that our country can continue to exist with these two groups of people for some time to come. I believe the formulators of our republic worked very hard to create a government that allowed freedom for those who DO believe in the supernatural, and those that DO NOT.

It is our charge as citizens of this country to respect the freedom to practice NON-belief as well as belief. It’s the very freedom that is provided by our constitution to practice religion, that actually provides the same freedom to those that don’t want to practice.

Please, if you are one to think that the United States of America is a ‘Christian’ Nation founded on ‘Christian’ principles, I implore you to, at the very least, honestly study that year previously mentioned in this post.  I think you will be quite surprised by what you find.

Next time, a liberal education…the horror!  Oh, the horror!

Until next time, thanks for stopping by!


2 Comments leave one →
  1. Linda permalink
    December 17, 2009 6:41 am

    Wow… you really articulated this wonderfully… I truly enjoyed it!

    • Anonymous permalink*
      December 18, 2009 4:34 am

      Thank you,Linda, for your kind comments. So glad you enjoyed the post. It’s great to get feedback on my entries and know that there are others out there who share the same views toward life. Hope you’ll keep reading. Have a wonderful weekend! TRC

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