David Richter from comments thread: Thanks for your post. We who accept Jesus as the Son of God, our Redeemer, Justifier and Propitiator, unite in worship. He knows us. We know him. And we trust that, though the mountains might fall into the sea, we are safely tucked under his wing as we await his promises. (Man, like many others, I sleep good at night.) Religion is what we grow up in.
Christianity is the in-dwelling of the Holy Spirit and the conviction of Christ in the heart… born again. Not all Catholics are Christian. But there are Christians in Catholicism. It is all about Jesus in us, our hope of glory. One nation under God, indivisible…
James Poplar, American Thinker: ‘One nation under God’ …
Hardly a day goes by when there is an attempt by a segment of our society to remove organized religion or at least its trappings from our everyday lives. As a child I can remember reciting the Lord’s Prayer in public school as well as reciting the Pledge Of Allegiance. In 1962 the Supreme Court banned school prayer in a series of landmark decisions and in addition there have been numerous challenges to the recital of the Pledge of Allegiance at public events because of its reference to “One Nation under God.” In addition, in my lifetime we have seen a dramatic decline in any form of organized religious activity.
Was our country founded as “one nation under God ?” I would say a resounding yes. Numerous examples of our forefathers point to their belief in Providence serving as the very foundation for this nation can be found in their writings and seminal documents upon which this nation is based — the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights to name a few. Those who tell you that God was not the basis for the founding of this nation often point to the Constitution which states in the first Amendment “Congress shall make no law respecting the establishment of a religion,” that there is a separation of church and state. This is simply incorrect. [-]
[+] … What do these facts mean for the increasing number of Americans who embrace non-Christian faiths or no faith at all? Although the Founders were profoundly influenced by Christianity, they did not design the great experiment of Democracy only for fellow believers. Our Founders prohibited religious tests for federal offices, and they were committed to the proposition that all people should be free to worship God (or not) as their consciences dictate.
Unfortunately, we are seeing progressives and their followers argue that capitalism has failed the average working man or woman and that socialism is the answer for our society’s shortcomings. In considering this, let’s not forget that Karl Marx believed that religion is the “opiate of the masses,” which the rich use to manipulate the working class, promising rewards in heaven one day if they keep working diligently where God has placed them subservient to the bourgeoisie.
America has drifted rapidly away from the concept of “One Nation Under God” both in practice and in principle — we are a nation poised on the precipice of decline. Perhaps we would do well as to return the principle of “One nation Under God’ and the guiding principles upon which this nation was based that has served us well for over two hundred years. [end]
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To cut to the chase, there was a time in our society in which the principles of Christianity and scripture were considered as a good pattern for living a good life even if the person was not at all religious, but needless to say, we’re no longer that society. American Christianity took a step away from English Christianity because Americans viewed it as too papal, too idyllic. Too many props. American Christianity is really all about one individual American, his beliefs and his Bible.
This is evidenced by today’s destruction of protestant religions. They’ve been usurped by the inter-elite cult. The parishioners just move on. But not the Catholics. They do religion. No matter what. So, they’ve sent in the FBI to go after them… They won’t move, they won’t turn… But, One nation under God, indivisible…
On the other hand, The Founders were deeply committed to protecting religious liberty in their escape from religious persecution that they experienced in Europe. This conviction was based upon their belief that humans do not have a duty but an obligation to worship God. George Washington declared in his Farewell Address that of “all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, Religion and morality are indispensable supports.”
Christian ideas and principles make up many of the key tenets of America’s constitutional order. The Founders believed that humans were indeed created in the image of God, which enabled them to design unique institutions and laws meant to protect and promote human dignity. They were convinced that humans are inherently sinful, they attempted to avoid the concentration of power — thus the three branches of our government and the use of the Electoral College to determine our commander-in-chief. THAT!
And on that note, time for today’s MAGA Pill – Warrior-President Donald John Trump MAGA! KAG!
- James Poplar, American Thinker: One nation under God