Even though nearly everyone is aware of the Pilgrims coming to America on the Mayflower to worship God as they saw fit, a growing effort of revisionism championed by atheists, secular humanists and other haters of religion have been rewriting history to wipe clean the influence that Christianity had on the founding fathers.
The Judeo-Christian values connect the landscape heavily in our nation’s capital. To pretend these religious foundations don’t exist would take more than just intellectual dishonesty, one would need a jackhammer and chisel to remove all the numerous reference Christianity has in the marble and granite in the buildings or memorials.
Forces trying to etch the Christian roots out of the nation’s history love to claim religion had little to do with the founding of America. One method is to claim our country’s framers were “Deists” and not Christians. Strangely, those as George Washington invoked Jesus Christ in many of their writings and prayers.
On the Washington Monument it has our first president’s quote:
“Almighty God; we make our earnest prayer that Thou will keep the United States in Thy holy protection; that Thou will include the hearts of the citizens to cultivate a spirit of subordination and obedience to government; and entertain a brotherly affection and love for one another and for their fellow citizens of the United States at large. And finally that Thou wilt most graciously be pleased to dispose us all to do justice, to love mercy, and to demean ourselves with the charity, humility, and pacific temper of mind which were the characteristics of the Divine Author of our blessed religion, and without a humble imitation of whose example we can never hope to be a happy nation. Grant our supplication, we beseech Thee, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen”.
No Deist would acknowledge Jesus, so scratch that explanation. On top of the Washington Monument are the words “LAUS DEO” which means “Praise be to God”.
There are 898 steps with 50 landings; on the 12th landing are prayers offered by the city of Baltimore; on the 20th landing is a memorial presented by Chinese Christians; on the 24th landing is a presentation by Sunday School children of the cities of New York and Philadelphia of Bible verses Proverbs 10:7, Luke 18:16 and Proverbs 22:6.
Apparently there was no such thing as separation of church and state with the early Americans. George Washington’s quote of “you cannot govern apart from God and the Bible” would ruffle the feathers of those trying to hide our country’s religious heritage.
Abraham Lincoln quoted, “Take what you can from the Bible by reason, the rest by faith” demonstrates that the Holy Scriptures held a place of reverence to our nation’s leaders in the past.
High from the vantage point of the Washington Monument, you can see a cross; to the north is the White House, to the south is the Jefferson Memorial, to the east is the Capital Building, and to the west is the Lincoln Memorial.
The Supreme Court Building has Moses on the east pediment of the structure while the interior has the Ten Commandments prominently displayed in a couple of locations. It’s seems rather silly to make an issue of displaying the Ten Commandments when the highest court of land promotes the law of Moses.
The Jefferson Memorial has a quote from our third president:
“God who gave us life gave us liberty. Can the liberty of a nation be secure when we have removed a connection that these liberties are a gift from God? Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, that His justice cannot sleep forever. Commence between master and slave is despotism. Nothing is more certainly written in the book of faith than these people are to be free. Establish the law for educating the common people. This is the business of the state to effect and on general plan.
The majority of our founders were Protestant Christians, however they wrote the law to give no religious advantage to anyone….including themselves. That is the truth.http://thehistoricpresent.wordpress.com/2008/05/12/pilgrims-v-puritans-who-landed-in-plymouth/
The vast majority of signers to the Declaration of Independence were active members in their respective churches or ministry. Of the signers 53 were Protestant Christians and one was a Roman Catholic. No “Deists” or atheists were among them.
Religious freedom would be unlike the efforts of atheists and other anti-religious groups who would write laws that would invoke “freedom from religion” and restrict religious thought. Their government would be modeled after Communist Russia where it was illegal to worship God or express religious thought.
Thankfully our religious founders wrote into our laws provisions guaranteeing “freedom of religion”.
There is a world of difference in both perspectives.
America is no longer a Christian nation?…..even that statement shows proof that America did indeed once have Christian roots.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmC3IevZiik