Skip to comments.Myth: The Founders Established A Wall of Separation Between Church and State
Posted on 01/04/2002 6:53:58 PM PST by Sir Gawain
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Number 20, please.
Truly, Jesus Christ is the ONLY person that ever lived who inspired such fervent and sustained attack. Mention His name specifically and state that no one can have a relationship with God unless they bow to Him and you'll WISH you were only dealing on the Conservative/Liberal front!
Of course, as long as the atheist/libertarian wing continues wilfully to ignore the fact that their philosophy is built on Christian foundations, this article won't change any minds....
Not to mention that the supposedly libertarian glory days of the past were made possible because the population was largely made up of Christians whose beliefs required them to follow those rules.
That reminds me of a quote:
"It is not to be understood that I am with him (Jesus Christ) in all his doctrines. I am a Materialist; he takes the side of Spiritualism; he preaches the efficacy of repentence toward forgiveness of sin; I require a counterpoise of good works to redeem it. Among the sayings and discourses imputed to him by his biographers, I find many passages of fine imagination, correct morality, and of the most lovely benevolence; and others, again, of so much ignorance, so much absurdity, so much untruth, charlatanism and imposture, as to pronounce it impossible that such contradictions should have proceeded from the same being. I separate, therefore, the gold from the dross; restore him to the former, and leave the latter to the stupidity of some, the roguery of others of his disciples. Of this band of dupes and imposters, Paul was the great Coryphaeus, and the first corruptor of the doctrines of Jesus."
-- Thomas Jefferson, in a letter to W. Short, 1820. Thomas Jefferson, a Deist (not a Christian) was, of course, the author of the Declaration of Independence and of the Virginia Bill for Establishing Religious Freedom.
I like this:
The separation of church and state was so foreign to the roots of America that Congress even approved a special printing of the Bible for use in public schools. In 1781, a publisher petitioned Congress for permission to print Bibles. Congress not only approved his request but issued this statement in 1782: "The Congress of the United States approves and recommends to the people, the Holy Bible...for use in schools."12 Interestingly enough, that statement isn't included within the NEA policy handbook. When the congressional recommendation was challenged, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled, "Why not the Bible, and especially the New Testament, be read and taught as a divine revelation in the schools? Where can the purest principles of morality be learned so clearly or so perfectly as from the New Testament?"13
In todays schools, it's OK to teach 6th grade students the importance of tolerance, Homosexual rights, same sex marriages, abortion rights and birth control. But if the teacher tries to teach about personal responsibilty or the common sense notion of being held accountable for your actions, he or she will most likely be suspended. Heaven forbid if the teacher mention GOD in the classroom, he or she will be terminated on the spot.
Look what our schools have become ever since GOD was thrown out of them!
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