Originally posted by windword
reply to post by SisyphusRide
a society based and constructed on judeo christian values such as ours in America know what threat atheism represents to our communities.
Yes! Educated people, capable of critical thinking are a threat to the superstitious religious community. That's why the early Christians church
outlawed the studies of mathematics, the sciences of astronomy and the association with anyone who dares to question the wisdom of the church!
Now those stupid atheist are trying to stop the legislation of religion into our secular laws! How dare they!
lol coming out of the woodwork I see...
I am sorry to say the those who advanced science the most (including the martyrs) were theistic individuals.
why bring Christianity into this? is it because it is all the enlightened atheists know?
I am only concerned at this point with proving theistic beliefs (as in the case of George Washington) whatever they may be.
George Washington's Prayer
Monday Morning Prayer:
O eternal and everlasting God, I presume to present myself this morning before thy Divine majesty, beseeching thee to accept of my humble and hearty
thanks, that it hath pleased thy great goodness to keep and preserve me the night past from all the dangers poor mortals are subject to, and has given
me sweet and pleasant sleep, whereby I find my body refreshed and comforted for performing the duties of this day, in which I beseech thee to defend
me from all perils of body and soul.
Direct my thoughts, words and work. Wash away my sins in the immaculate blood of the lamb, and purge my heart by thy Holy Spirit, from the dross of my
natural corruption, that I may with more freedom of mind and liberty of will serve thee, the ever lasting God, in righteousness and holiness this day,
and all the days of my life.
Increase my faith in the sweet promises of the Gospel. Give me repentance from dead works. Pardon my wanderings, & direct my thoughts unto thyself,
the God of my salvation. Teach me how to live in thy fear, labor in thy service, and ever to run in the ways of thy commandments. Make me always
watchful over my heart, that neither the terrors of conscience, the loathing of holy duties, the love of sin, nor an unwillingness to depart this
life, may cast me into a spiritual slumber. But daily frame me more and more into the likeness of thy son Jesus Christ, that living in thy fear, and
dying in thy favor, I may in thy appointed time attain the resurrection of the just unto eternal life. Bless my family, friends & kindred unite us all
in praising & glorifying thee in all our works begun, continued, and ended, when we shall come to make our last account before thee blessed Saviour,
who hath taught us thus to pray, our Father.
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