posted on Sep, 16 2003 @ 11:40 AM
Thanks, M-D, you did a fine job at clarifying hwt I was trying to say.
Xaos, what I am attempting to suggest is not my position, but the position of the Founding Fathers. They in no way attempted to separate God from the
nation, recognized the fact that our rights were given by the Creator and not from laws of men, but wanted no particular sect to be the recognized
official curch of the land. This, by the way, did not mean that other religions other than the Judeo-Christian belief had equal play in the nation
and its laws, but that the only way this experiment in society was even going to succeed was with Judeo-Christian ethics, morals and principles.
What has been attempted, that is, to remove God from the nation and any evidence of His involvement in the blessings of this nation, is a relatively
new thing and in no way reflects what the Founding Fathers had in mind, and as a matter of fact, is in direct contrasdiction to what they expected.
They had no way of knowing how lacking in knowledge we would become, or I imagine they would have been more clear in the documentation.
It should go without saying that a nation cannot operate while trying to cater to every principle of every religion, nor can it even maintain a moral
code or foundation for its judicial system if it cannot even maintain its own identity. This identity crisis was not evident until the last few
decades. Eventually, the nation will degenerate to the point where the judicial basis will be man's interpretation of right and wrong, and this
foundation will change with the needs and to the benefit of the governmental powers.