Yes, it was.
No, it wasn't.
"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
You know I wish God was just left out of the Constitution and our legal documents so that those who believe it is one nation under a certain God can do so, and those who believe it is not a nation under God can do so.
If there is no mention of the Christian God, then Christians can take it as a given and non-Christians can take it literally. Works evenly for everybody.
I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK
An educated observer looks at the Founding Fathers and sees a group of people who cling together for survival, not to dissimilar to siding up in a prison gang for the same reason.
Ever wonder why prison gangs are always race based? I'll give you a clue: It has nothing to do with racial hatred or racial pride, yet is the same reason why all of our Founding Fathers are 1. White, 2. Men and 3. Christian.
Learn about that and get back to us.
Last edited by Jerry; 01-30-09 at 09:52 PM.
But you ask, universal? What about non-religion?
Now, I do believe they did found our country based on religious principles, as the nation is "under God," but not a specific God. I suppose it is that way because atheism was not as big then as it is now.
Last edited by Cilogy; 01-30-09 at 09:57 PM.
It's GREAT to be me. --- "45% liberal/55% conservative"
Diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggy" until you can find a gun.
If my previous sources have no voice with you, then I have no reason to assume that additional sources could convince you either.
Last edited by Jerry; 01-30-09 at 10:22 PM.