Steve Vokers wrote:I heard one guy arguing that most of the framers of the constitution were Christians, therefore "under God" was following their intent (or something like that...).
First off, just because it aint Christian doesnt mean it aint God. Most (I said most) religions have some sort of personification of the almighty....I contend it is the same God, just from a different angle, but others would disagree with me...(and muslims do worship the god of Abraham,just to set the record straight)
That being said, I take exception to the "framers" being Christain. I did a little bit of research in it my self. True, there were mennonites and quakers, but also a lot of humanist, diests, and even Unitarians (that last one is the church I go to)
"Most of the founding fathers, sympathetic with and influenced by the European Enlightenment, saw religion - natural religion, that is - as a potential good, but with equal clarity they saw the religions of existing institutions and religions based on a fixed scriptural revelation as meddlesome, wrong-headed and hopelessly obsolete"-some obscure web site i cant find anymore...
I wanted to ask him to support me in my campaign to bring back slavery and deny women the right to vote. I knew he wouldn't refuse, what with the intent of the framers and all...
Thats true....Bible doesnt really speak out against slavery..oh, its implied that it is bad, but it certainly wont keep you out of heaven. Better to own a few slaves than covent thy neighbors wife
This type of nonsense is really getting hot in the little town i live in. Now they are even saying our law is based on ancient jewish law, not british common law(which comes from the Romans). Anyone know where I can find some stats on early religion in America? I feel a letter to the editor in the making.