Skip to comments.Hacking Away at America's Heritage
Posted on 03/13/2004 7:47:33 PM PST by DemWatch
No matter what your Marxist, lesbian, long-toothed, community college history teacher sporting a bad haircut, stretch pants and stale coffee breath says, the vast majority of the founding fathers of our great nation were deeply committed Christians. Im talkin deep.
The truly great men who laid the foundations of our nation were solid, principled men who had profound internal convictions regarding Gods eternal truths and believed those verities should serve as a blueprint for an external government.
Those godly, risk-taking rebels with a cause went into lifes laboratory on fresh American soil, as they looked to heaven for wisdom to build a country that would blow their grandmothers non-existent support stockings off.
And man, did these Christian men you heard me, Christian men, not atheist or agnostic or secular relativists -- did they do it right!
Yes, little Sally secularist, they created, from a Judeo-Christian premise, the United States of America a human achievement without parallel. (By the way, my secularist friend, what have you created over the last 300 years that comes close to what Judeo-Christian men have built here in the US uhh, France?)
Get it right, difficult as it may seem in todays secularist surroundings: Christian men, implementing a biblical worldview, are responsible for, as English historian Paul Johnson says, the creation of the United States, the greatest of all human adventures.
Given the overwhelming success of the U.S. in implementing a type of government which had not been attempted on such a grand scale in 1,500 years, our farseeing forefathers understood that a great start and a successful run did not ensure continued blessing if the foundations upon which the nation were built were systematically destroyed.
And here is where we must watch our national backside, if we are not to witness the undoing of an amazingly successful, young experiment in self-government.
In two-hundred-plus years of awe-inspiring prosperity, the Christian roots and the initial notes of risk and daring regarding the American enterprise have derailed into atheistic materialism, moral complacency and corrupting self-assurance. Far from the original ethical and moral moorings to which we were initially tied, we have drifted in a direction of decadence that the framers never intended or even imagined.
The re-writing of our history (by denying that God was integral to these godly mens lives) the ongoing offensives to remove the law of God from our country and Constitution our ethical rot thats on a par with Sodom and Rome: America! What the hell are you thinking?
Let us be clear. If traditional Americans dont wake up, stand up, rile up and build up our original godly foundations, then history will throw up on our Great Experiment, and the U.S. will serve merely as a tourist stop on the way to another new, principled, God-honoring land.
My ClashPoint is this: Judeo-Christian roots support our luscious American tree. There is a direct correlation between our principled relationship to God and the prosperity of our nation. Currently, atheistic and god-denying, axe-wielders are hacking away at our religious roots like Paul Bunyan on crystal meth, while the Church and many traditional Americans are taking a passive nap. Mr. & Mrs. America, we all should want to protect this heritage and proudly perpetuate the great gift of a richly principled America to coming generations.
If we want to pass on this great land of ours and that for which it has stood, we must fight postmodern gravity and institutional entropy. We must realize and embrace the fact that freedom is never free. Gods not the least bit obligated to bless us when we ditch His objective truth and its application to culture.
Be warned: our democracy would not be the first to commit national suicide.
And read a real history book, not some 'Lives of the Sainted Founders' whitewash. They were great men, but they were men.
America may have been founded mostly by Christians but it wasn't founded on Christianity. There is nothing in the Bible that our government is founded on. Romans chapter 13 and Galatians chapter 5 if we are to believe the Bible shows America wouldn't be the type of government God would have wanted. The Bible is full of blood thirsty and sex crazed kings and tyrants with no Republics or Democracies to speak of.
And this whole idea that Christian religion correlates with morality is not backed up by the facts
this decline in Christianity is especially seen in young people.
Yet the even though the younger generations are the most unchristian there is violent crime rate has declined through this period, as well as The pregnancy rate for unmarried women has continuously declined through the 1990s and the abortion rate dropped by about 25 percent for both married and unmarried women through the 1990s , The teen Pregnancy Rate Reached a Record Low, More Teenagers are saying no to sex and Drug use by teenagers continues to decline.
Granted we still have a long way to go, But things are improving and it has nothing to do with Christianity. If lack of Christianity caused all the bad things the fundamentalist claim then why as Christianity declines are things getting better? Sorry but if and when Christianity fades it would have no bearing on the morals and/or survival of America
Methinks reports of Christianity's death were greatly exaggerated; look at box office reports for a sign that there may be a comeback.
I think people are increasingly rejecting anti-Christian liberalism. They may not have fully embraced Christianity, but the rejection of anti-Christian liberalism is a key first step, and one which will pay big dividends in many secular ways as well.
America may have been founded mostly by Christians but it wasn't founded on Christianity.
Hmmmm. There are those in our history that would be in strong disagreement with your premise.
Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.
--- John Adams
It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this nation was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians, not by religions, but by the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
--- Patrick Henry