Christianity Was At The Heart Of The Founders Of The U.S.A..

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    Please check out this weblink.

    Especially for those of you that see Separation of Church and State as something akin to concrete in our Constitution.

    http://www.wtv-zone.com/Mary/forsakenroots.html

    Did you know that 52 of the 55 signers of The Declaration of Independence were orthodox, deeply committed Christians? The other three all believed in the Bible as the divine truth, the God of scripture, and His personal intervention.

    Please check out the above link and share your comments.

    Yes, I have an agenda, but who doesn't when they submit threads in these forums.

    Regards, Eightballsidepocket :usa:
     
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    A good reminder of the religious beliefs of the Founding Fathers.
     
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    I think this is one of the most important quotes that today's leaders need to remember (Bush seems to, now what about the others?):

    "It is impossible to govern the world without God and the Bible. Of all the dispositions and habits that lead to political prosperity, our religion and morality are the indispensable supporters. Let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that our national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle."

    --George Washington
     
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    So the founding fathers were Christian, what is your point?

    Not an attack, a sincere question.
     
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    I think the point is that we would do well to take the same views of Christianity that the Founding Fathers did.
     
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    Not were they just Christian, they did not view separation of Church and state to be to the extent that the left likes to portray. Could you imagine if the government bought Bibles today to give to the masses?
     
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    Not really, the people who took the bibles probably already had them; the people who didn't already have a bible would probably refuse to take it.

    Anyway, enough people hand out bibles with out the government getting involved.
     
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    Why, what good would it do? We don’t see eye to eye with the founding fathers on many things, slavery and women for starters, why see eye to eye with them on this?
     
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    They didn't envision seperation of church and state, but freedom to practice or not any religion one wanted or didn't. It's the prohibition against any endorsement of A religion. Empasis on 'A'.
     
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    Did you read any of the history on the site? You totally missed my point. The founding fathers had the GOVERNMENT purchase 20,000 Bibles in one of their first acts of Congress to be given to the masses. My point was, if we tried that today, everybody would yell "violation of separation of Church and State" which is based on nothing other than the desires of those yelling.
     

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