I have found where liberals take a wrong term on their analysis of our nation…At the beginning. Richard Dawkins proudly states:
America, founded in secularism as a beacon of eighteenth century enlightenment, is becoming the victim of religious politics, a circumstance that would have horrified the Founding Fathers.
What is he on? The first settlers came over for religious freedom but still practiced religion. All 206 “Founding Fathers” had a religious affiliation. I don’t think that any of the Founding Fathers, even deists Jefferson & Franklin, ever thought that the existance of God was something to be truly doubted. It is obvious that American society, from the beginning, is based on the Judeo-Christian principals. Women weren’t even allowed to decide on pregnancy (ie, avoid or try for) because it was “playing God”. Now am I saying that the Founding Fathers were all good christians? No. Am I saying that I believe that all the society stood for at that point? No. But to say that the ideals held were all secular is a mistake. Did the Founding Fathers implement seperation of church and state? Yes, but to keep the state out of religion and not the religious out of the state. They wanted to avoid issues that had existed like religious requirements to vote or hold office and tax supported churches. They didn’t want the United States to be a theocracy but there is no dening that is was founded as a Christian nation. Built on Christian doctrine and a belief in God. No one demands that you hold Christian doctrine to be truth but to deny its position in our history can distort every view you hold.