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Hi, you wrote me a comment on my comment about the Bible being the foundation of the US Constitution. Thank you for being willing to express your own opinion on American history, but that doesn't change the fact that America was founded on Christian principals and values. Calling me illiterate and ignorant is only an ad hominum attack on my character and can not be taken as a valid logical argument. If you question the fact that America was founded by Christians, on Biblical principals, consider for a moment our founding father Benjamin Franklin. Mr. Franklin is well known for his very liberal opinions for his time. At the Constitutional convention, Mr. Franklin was radical in his "Deistic" beliefs. But consider his words, delivered Thursday, June 28, 1787, to the convention in Philadelphia,
The small progress we have made after 4 or five weeks close attendance & continual reasonings with each other -- our different sentiments on almost every question, several of the last producing as many noes as ays, is methinks a melancholy proof of the imperfection of the Human Understanding. We indeed seem to feel our own wont of political wisdom, since we have been running about in search of it. We have gone back to ancient history for models of government, and examined the different forms of those Republics which having been formed with the seeds of their own dissolution now no longer exist. And we have viewed Modern States all round Europe, but find none of their Constitutions suitable to our circumstances.
In this situation of this Assembly groping as it were in the dark to find political truth, and scarce able to distinguish it when to us, how has it happened, Sir, that we have not hitherto once thought of humbly applying to the Father of lights to illuminate our understandings? In the beginning of the contest with G. Britain, when we were sensible of danger we had daily prayer in this room for the Divine Protection. -- Our prayers, Sir, were heard, and they were graciously answered. All of us who were engaged in the struggle must have observed frequent instances of a Superintending providence in our favor. To that kind providence we owe this happy opportunity of consulting in peace on the means of establishing our future national felicity. And have we now forgotten that powerful friend? or do we imagine that we no longer need His assistance.
I have lived, Sir, a long time and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth -- that God governs in the affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without his notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without his aid? We have been assured, Sir, in the sacred writings that "except the Lord build they labor in vain that build it." I firmly believe this; and I also believe that without his concurring aid we shall succeed in this political building no better than the Builders of Babel: We shall be divided by our little partial local interests; our projects will be confounded, and we ourselves shall be become a reproach and a bye word down to future age. And what is worse, mankind may hereafter this unfortunate instance, despair of establishing Governments by Human Wisdom, and leave it to chance, war, and conquest.
I therefore beg leave to move -- that henceforth prayers imploring the assistance of Heaven, and its blessings on our deliberations, be held in this Assembly every morning before we proceed to business, and that one or more of the Clergy of this City be requested to officiate in that service."
Are these the words of a man with no convictions, faith, or Spiritual insight? Consider also our Declaration of Independence, "We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are CREATED equal, and endowed by their CREATOR with certain inalienable rights, among them being the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." The idea of a creator was so ingrained in our Founding Fathers that they had no hesitation whatsoever in appealing to His authority on behalf of their nation. Finally, if you still doubt that America was founded by Christians, visit our nation's capital in Washington DC. If you visit the Rotunda, in the Capital building, and look carefully at the paintings, you will see that the vast majority of them are religious. America was founded by Christians, on the foundation of Biblical principals, and your opinion does not change that. You can have your own opinion on God, Christ, and America, but that does not change the historical facts that America was conceived by men who believed in a powerful creator who cared for them.
Thank you for being patient and taking the time to read this. Please write me with what you think. I would enjoy the chance to write more with you.
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