Diary Of A Hollywood Refugee

Thursday, May 19, 2005

One Nation Under God

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness" The Declaration of Independence

Dadmanly has a great post with a link to a very insightful and important article in "The Weekly Standard" online, which "makes clear that young Americans know very little about the Bible, but Gelernter is more concerned with the fact that a sizable number of Americans don't know why they should. At a time when secular minded activists think it appropriate to eradicate any Biblical references from educational settings, this inattentiveness to core American values is very troubling."

"I understand the concerns of some Americans about establishment of religion by the state, or government dictating the terms and conditions of worship. These are real concerns, and we should try to understand what might be legitimate boundaries between government activities and religious expression. (But surely no inseparable wall with religious people and expressions on one side, and government employees and officials and absolutely pristine secularity on the other.)"

"But equally important, we need to maintain a knowledge and awareness of the great Judeo-Christian foundations in the history, the culture, the ideals, and the creeds of this American Republic. We owe it to the generations of Americans who motivated, labored, fought, served, and often died in America's cause. Often with the name of God on their lips."

Go read more of what Dadmanly shares, then go read the article he references in its entirety. It confirms what I've said on The Debate Space but which Danmanly articulates better than I. God and His wisdom as expressed in The Bible, are both intrinsic to and enshrined in the writings of the foundational documents of the United States.

For all those liberals, aethiests, secularists, and the ACLU, who seem to have forgotten what those documents are, I'll help you out:


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