1.While government school has gone to great efforts to turn out secular individuals who are neither aware of the religious origins of both Western Civilization, and of this nation as well, yet they do read works by Mark Twain, in which theology is discussed. You might recall this repartee between Huck Finn and Jim: “We had the sky up there, all speckled with stars, and we used to lie on our backs and look up at them, and discuss about whether they was made, or only just happened." And that is the most basic of queries about the existence of God. 2. Which brings to mind this, from Arthur Conan Doyle: ‘Napoleon's question to the atheistic professors on the starry night as he voyaged to Egypt: "Who was it, gentlemen, who made these stars?" has never been answered. To say that the Universe was made by immutable laws only put the question one degree further back as to who made the laws. I did not, of course, believe in an anthropomorphic God, but I believed then, as I believe now, in an intelligent Force behind all the operations of Nature--a force so infinitely complex and great that my finite brain could get no further than its existence.” The New Revelation, by Arthur Conan Doyle; Chapter I: The Search Page 1 And that probably applies to most people. Similarly, the Big Bang origin of the universe required energy. And Newton stated that mass and energy are interchangeable, but that energy can neither be created nor destroyed. But something must have created the energy, at what we might call ‘the beginning.’ 3. And that brings into focus, as well, a defining doctrine of Progressive/Leftist thought: the claim that human nature is changeable, malleable, and that it is their political guidance and governance that can alter human nature. But…if God created man, on what basis can Marxism, Progressivism, Leftism, claim to be able to change man's nature? “This much, however, is clear: a nation such as ours, steeped in and shaped by Biblical religion, cannot comfortably accommodate a politics that takes its bearings from the proposition that human nature is a malleable product of social forces, and that improving human nature, perhaps unto perfection, is a proper purpose of politics. Biblical religion is concerned with asserting and defending the dignity of the individual. Biblical religion teaches that individual dignity is linked to individual responsibility and moral agency. Therefore, Biblical religion should be wary of the consequences of government untethered from the limited (and limiting) purpose of securing natural rights.” George Will, "The Conservative Sensibility," p. 459 Astounding that a nation such as ours, birthed in religion and for which the most quoted source of our memorializing documents was the Bible, has leaders of the dominant party, a coterie of socialists and progressives. Quite a job government schooling has done.