another F.F.H. question

Discussion in 'Politics' started by UnchartedSpirit, Apr 13, 2006.

  1. UnchartedSpirit

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    Did our Founding Fathers really create this nation and its constutition on the basis of their own faiths, or with just everone's best intrests at heart?
     
  2. rbell

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    Not sure that question can be answered...these questions come to mind in response to yours:
    -Are your two conditions mutually exclusive?
    -Can you define "faith" with regard to founding fathers? Deism? Evangelical Christianity? Other?
    -Were the "founding fathers" truly monolithic in "their faith?" Or were they all over the spectrum (from Patrick Henry's faith in Christ to Jefferson's disbelief in much of the NT)?
     
  3. JamesBell

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    I don't know how to answer other than by saying that a nation based on the truth that there is but one living God, and that Christ is His son made flesh and our only way to salvation would be in everyone's best interest.
     
  4. Magnetic Poles

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    While the founders held a variety of beliefs, which arguably could influence their politics, the Constitution of the United States is a completely secular document, with no mention of Christianity, God or Jesus. There is an oblique reference to "In the year of our Lord", but that is it. That is no more an endorsement of Christianity than Thursday is endorsement of belief in Thor.

    The establishment and free exercise clauses of the First Amendment were added at the time the Bill of Rights was passed, subsequent to the drafting and adoption of the primary articles in the body of the Constitution.
     
  5. billwald

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    They created the system which they thought would make them rich.
     
  6. emeraldctyangel

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    Read both 'The Federalist Papers' and 'The Anti-Federalist Papers' and decide for yourself.

    Bill Wald, are you serious?
     
  7. The Galatian

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    According to President Adams and the Senate of the United States, the US was not founded on the Christian religion.

    These people didn't just know the intent of the Founders. They were the Founders. So we can be very confident on that one.
     
  8. Dragoon68

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    Our government was set up as a civil government with no control over religion so the people could be free to organize and regulate their churches as they saw fit. People were tired of the King of England forcing them to one church. That's a good thing!

    However, its rather clear to me that a large number of those involved in setting up the government were followers of our Lord and felt their work was blessed by Him and chartered under His authority. They certainly weren't afraid to profess His name in their speech and writing of the times. They were tolerant of each others beliefs and, in keeping with the Constitution, made no laws favoring one over the other. That's also a very good thing!

    Now, today, we have less freedom of religion because any and all expressions of Christian beliefs are increasingly prevented or diluted by our government and thereby extended to business and quasi-government activities like our public schools. Meanwhile, an opposite trend is advanced in the name of diversity that pays particular attention to other religions.

    Now, today, we have fewer and fewer persons, in business, government, home, and even church who are willing to profess Him, our Lord and Saviour, as the source of all that is good.

    Somehow, the change doesn't seem like a good thing to me.
     

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