Skip to comments.Religion and the Founding of the American Republic
Posted on 07/03/2010 6:33:47 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW
This exhibition demonstrates that many of the colonies that in 1776 became the United States of America were settled by men and women of deep religious convictions who in the seventeenth century crossed the Atlantic Ocean to practice their faith freely. That the religious intensity of the original settlers would diminish to some extent over time was perhaps to be expected, but new waves of eighteenth century immigrants brought their own religious fervor across the Atlantic and the nation's first major religious revival in the middle of the eighteenth century injected new vigor into American religion
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At least two of those quotes are bogus.
The way to see by faith is to shut the eye of reason: The Morning Daylight appears plainer when you put out your Candle.
Christianity neither is, nor ever was, a part of the common law.
Religious bondage shackles and debilitates the mind and unfits it for every noble enterprise, every expanded prospect.
I have found Christian dogma unintelligible. Early in life I absented myself from Christian assemblies.
All national institutions of churches, whether Jewish, Christian or Turkish, appear to me no other than human inventions, set up to terrify and enslave mankind, and monopolize power and profit.
My best advice to anyone who wants to raise a happy, mentally healthy child is: Keep him or her as far away from a church as you can.
You really don’t want to know what I think of someone who would include Frank Zappa with our nation’s founders.
Forget about me what about the quotes???
Forget about your quotes. What about the historical proofs in the Library of Congress?
I’ve been doing a lot of deep reading on our founders in recent months and have been amazed at how much we don’t teach anymore. College libraries are a great source of info that unfortunately aren’t used by college kids.
The attacks and attempts to discredit our founders goes back to before the revolution. The british papers of the day warned colonists of the danger of following violent godless men like Samuel Adams and George Whitfield, Religion was an important part of America and the british used claims of atheism and paganism to discredit.
The modern left uses the same ploy. Btw, check the posters history.
From the LOC at the link.
Proposed Seal for the United States
On July 4, 1776, Congress appointed Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams "to bring in a device for a seal for the United States of America." Franklin's proposal adapted the biblical story of the parting of the Red Sea. Jefferson first recommended the "Children of Israel in the Wilderness, led by a Cloud by Day, and a Pillar of Fire by night. . . ." He then embraced Franklin's proposal and rewrote it. Jefferson's revision of Franklin's proposal was presented by the committee to Congress on August 20. Although not accepted these drafts reveal the religious temper of the Revolutionary period. Franklin and Jefferson were among the most theologically liberal of the Founders, yet they used biblical imagery for this important task.
If they weren't believers, they wouldn't have used the Bible.
It’s a common tactic to issue ad hominem attacks when you can’t address the issue presented. I don’t care what you think of me nor does anyone else. Try responding to the quotes. BTW Zappa was a strong libertarian and more of a conservative then the Holy Rollers who want to subvert the Constitution to their religious beliefs. There already is a political party interested in telling people how to live their lives. It’s called the Democrat Party.
YOU didn't address the issue presented. Read the article noob.
Try responding to the quotes.
Try responding to THE ARTICLE THAT"S POSTED or take your agenda elsewhere.
It is. But we know that the left has an agenda that has nothing to do with truth and reality. God stands in the way of their plans. So does anyone who believes in Him. Including the Founders.
Thank you DJ MacWow I think you proved my point. No one here can respond to those quotes. I must now declare victory and move on. Have a great 4th of July and don’t forget the ideals of the great men who established this wonderful country, a country who’s founding was based on reason.
You can ignore historical documents in the LOC. It’s your loss. Just glad that you’re gone.
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