There are those Who assert among other falsehoods that there is a war against Christianity in this country. There is no war against Christianity.
There is a war, but It’s a war of the Christian Right against the rest of us. It is a war of the Christian Right to turn this Country into a Theocracy. The far Right is waging the war against the rest of America. The sooner the rest of us realize this war is ongoing, the better.
There are those in the Christian Right that pronounce that this country was founded on the beliefs of Christianity. In their attempts to impose their religious beliefs on the rest of us, they routinely assert this country is a Christian country. They claim this was the Founders’ intent.
The Religious Right is perpetrating a giant lie. In fact this country was not founded on the beliefs of Christianity. One need look no further than the words of our Founding Fathers to find the truth.
Our Founding Fathers spoke of the importance of seperation of church and state to the preservation of our liberty and our Republic. They warned of the Extreme Danger of religious encroachments on our Government.
Our Founding Fathers were bold men. They did not shy away from subjects of great import. They were very clear in their shared belief in Seperation of Church and State.
Here are our Founding Fathers words:
“The government of the United States is not in any sense founded on the Christian Religion.“- George Washington
“In no instance have… the churches been guardians of the liberties of the people.” -James Madison
“Strongly guarded as is the separation between religion and government in the Constitution of the United States the danger of encroachment by Ecclesiastical Bodies, may be illustrated by precedents already furnished in their short history.” -James Madison
“And I have no doubt that every new example will succeed, as every past one has done, in showing that religion and Government will both exist in greater purity, the less they are mixed together.” -James Madison
“History, I believe, furnishes no example of a priest-ridden people maintaining a free civil government. This marks the lowest grade of ignorance of which their civil as well as religious leaders will always avail themselves for their own purposes.” –Thomas Jefferson
“Christianity neither is, nor ever was a part of the common law.” -Thomas Jefferson
“But a short time elapsed after the death of the great reformer of the Jewish religion, before his principles were departed from by those who professed to be his special servants, and perverted into an engine for enslaving mankind, and aggrandizing their oppressors in Church and State.” -Thomas Jefferson
“Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views beyond the comprehension of the weak; and that it is doing God’s service when it is violating all His laws.” -John Adams
Our Founders were clear. In this Country, Seperation of Church and state is paramount. We would do well to remember the actual words of our Founders. Our Founders’ clear intent was to maintain a separation of church and state. It’s our duty to maintain that separation. We must fight fanatical attempts to turn our Republic into a Theocracy.
Robb Fickman, Houston