Removing God from our nation
I am sure you know when one lives alone and gets older there is an accumulation of random thoughts that rattle around in one’s head, and from time to time one or more of them may solidify and become worthy of a posting. So I offer for your consideration one of the many never published contemplation’s that I have reflected on over the years that has bubbled to the surface of this old curmudgeons brain.
Over the decades there has been a slow inexorable movement to remove God from every aspect of our nation. From the banning of a prayer to start the day in our schools, to the prayer before graduations or sporting events. Also across our nation crosses and statues of the ten commandments have been removed from public parks and state and federal buildings, all accomplished without much opposition.
Yes there has been some effort to maintain the status quo but not enough to move those in power to stop this removal of any connection between God and government. Could this be because ‘we the people’ are now so focused on day to day survival that it is easier to give up the things that at one time we considered of overriding importance? Could this also be the root cause of the breakdown of the family unit and the lowering of morality across this nation?
Our nation has survived for almost two and a half centuries because when it was created those who built the very foundation of this nation did so with one eye on their creator and his teachings. Now I believe it is evident from our current state of affairs that we have indeed strayed far from these bedrock principles. I did a little research on our founding fathers and found the following quotes that I hope may prove to be food for thought and maybe even inspiring. As one can see by their own words they understood how best to build a nation.
“For my own part, I sincerely esteem it [the Constitution] a system which without the finger of God, never could have been suggested and agreed upon by such a diversity of interests.”
“…can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are a gift from God?”
“ God governs in the affairs of man. 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 in the Sacred Writings that except the Lord build the house, they labor in vain that build it. I firmly believe this. I also believe that, without His concurring aid, we shall succeed in this political building no better than the builders of Babel” –Constitutional Convention of 1787 | original manuscript of this speech
“We have staked the whole future of American civilization, not upon the power of government, far from it. We’ve staked the future of all our political institutions upon our capacity…to sustain ourselves according to the Ten Commandments of God.” [1778 to the General Assembly of the State of Virginia]
“…reason and experience both forbid us to expect, that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.. it is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the bible.” [Washington’s farewell address]
Our nation built upon
Judeo Christian principles has stood the test of time
could now the loss of these principles
usher in the
of that same nation?