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Thread: Who is the Creator refered to in the Declaration of Independence?

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    Re: Who is the Creator refered to in the Declaration of Independence?

    At the time I would say, if asked, they would have said God (YHWH), the God of Jacob is what most citizens would identify with given Christianity was predominent. However, in the sense of how it was written in the DoI, it meant a higher power (creator, not simply a physical force), as each individual would decide for himself. A mere physical force could not bestow rights upon man.
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    Re: Who is the Creator refered to in the Declaration of Independence?

    Didn't anyone take history? Most of the founding fathers were deists, who believed that God had made the universe but then stepped back from it, a divine clock maker, so to speak. That is what they were likely referring to. Remember, the DOI's author rewrote the bible to remove any reference of Jesus' divinity.
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    Re: Who is the Creator refered to in the Declaration of Independence?

    "thier creator"


    Whichever god you believe in.
    Let evil swiftly befall those who have wrongly condemned us

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    Re: Who is the Creator refered to in the Declaration of Independence?

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    "thier creator"


    Whichever god you believe in.
    What if people don't believe in a god?

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    Re: Who is the Creator refered to in the Declaration of Independence?

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    What if people don't believe in a god?



    I don't think it mattered to them. "thier creator" could be thier momma...
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    Re: Who is the Creator refered to in the Declaration of Independence?

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    I don't think it mattered to them. "thier creator" could be thier momma...
    Finally, someone who understands me.

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    Re: Who is the Creator refered to in the Declaration of Independence?

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    What if people don't believe in a god?
    Then maybe they don't believe in inalienable rights.
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    Re: Who is the Creator refered to in the Declaration of Independence?

    There is no God but Allah and Muhammad is his prophet.
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    Re: Who is the Creator refered to in the Declaration of Independence?

    Quote Originally Posted by Alex View Post
    Finally, someone who understands me.

    I got a question... is God an Atheist? Just wondering.
    God is not an atheist, he believes in Chuck Norris.
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    Re: Who is the Creator refered to in the Declaration of Independence?

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    "thier creator"


    Whichever god you believe in.
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