originally posted by: cavtrooper7
a reply to: luthier
Easy to look up ,maybe you have been in liberal land too long..www.olivetree.com...
Maybe you've been blinded by the religious right...
Washington was not in anyway close to Ted Cruz on religion. He was not superstitious and Unitarians don't believe in the Trinity.
Perhaps you never read Locke who was a liberal.
Washington was a liberal.
You Christian right guys never understand the philosophy of the times....Washington was a Christian Diest at best. He was also a politician and new
how to govern people. Most of which were completely uneducated. Take it in context of the times. Look at the forefathers views on church and state
and the dangers of religious rule.
As Mankind becomes more liberal, they will be more apt to allow that all those who conduct themselves as worthy members of the community are equally
entitled to the protections of civil government. I hope ever to see America among the foremost nations of justice and liberality.
GEORGE WASHINGTON NEVER WROTE A PRAYER ABOUT JESUS
MARCH 31, 2014
George Washington did not write the prayer illegally recited by Robin Bartlett Frazier Thursday morning, March 27, at the opening of a board budget
meeting in Carroll County, Maryland. A lawsuit filed by the American Humanist Society and four other individuals resulted in a ruling by a federal
judge on Tuesday, March 25, that placed a preliminary injunction on the Board of Commissioners. The commissioners were ordered to stop opening
meetings with prayers that reference a specific deity associated with any specific belief. In this case Jesus Christ and Christian beliefs were being
represented in prayer even though our country, including Carroll County, has citizens representing every religion and non-religion under the sun. The
official who issued the ruling is Judge William D. Quarles Jr. of the U.S. District Court of Maryland.
According to American Humanist Robin Frazier chose to defy the court ruling by reading a prayer which she and other Christians mistakenly believe was
written by George Washington. The prayer begins, “O Lord our God, most mighty and merciful father, I thine unworthy creature and servant, do once
more approach thy presence.” The prayer goes on to say that the supplicant is unworthy due to “natural corruptions” and “many sins and
transgressions.” The prayer twice mentions Jesus Christ by name and once as the son of God.
Frazier repeated the erroneous belief that the prayer was written by George Washington as she introduced it saying, “This might be a good
opportunity to demonstrate how our founding fathers, and leaders all throughout our history, have upheld the idea that we are a nation based on
biblical principles. We’re one nation under God and I believe that’s where our unalienable rights come from.”
Commissioner Frazier was obviously aware that she may be charged with contempt of court. She proclaimed her willingness to go to jail in a tearful
speech. However, she does not seem to be aware of the fact that the prayer was not written by George Washington, which makes her statement about our
founding fathers incorrect and irrelevant.
The prayer comes from a book titled “The Daily Sacrifice” even though it is commonly referred to by Christians as “Washington’s Prayer
Journal.” It is claimed that the book is a product of Washington’s youth, up to age twenty.
The original hand written document numbers twenty four pages in a pocket memo book. Nothing on the document indicates it is written by George
Washington. A descendant of George Washington, Lawrence Washington, found the prayer in an old trunk in 1890. He gave specialists and expert
historians a chance to examine the document.
According to The Humanist, historian Franklin Steiner had this to say about the document, “Worthington C. Ford, who had handled more of
Washington’s manuscripts than any other man except Washington himself, declared that the penmanship was not that of Washington.” Steiner also
noted that while George Washington was a notoriously bad speller, the hand written prayer had zero spelling mistakes.
The Smithsonian Institute had a chance to examine the writing sample as well. They analyzed the handwriting as well as other elements and rejected the
claim that it was written by George Washington. Dr. W.A. Croffutt, a Washington D.C. newspaper correspondent, also found evidence that debunks the
claim that George Washington wrote the prayer. Croffutt was able to trace the prayer back to the reign of English King James I, who died 107 years
before George Washington was born.
I know you won't admit your wrong but read it from a conservative site. It's a hoax and readily available to see on the internet.
28-9-2015 by luthier because: (no reason given)