Thursday, December 20, 2012

Being Christian is not Religion or Church.....

It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded not by religionists but by Christians, not on religion but on the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We shall not fight alone. God presides over the destinies of nations." - Patrick Henry
"That religion, or the duty we owe to our Creator, and the manner of discharging it, can be directed only by reason and conviction, not by force or violence; and therefore all men are equally entitled to the free exercise of religion, according to the dictates of conscience." - Patrick Henry (Virginia Bill of Rights, June 12, 1776.)

Patrick Henry was most definitely one of our founding fathers and I think his above quotes are some  of the clearest delineation of the separation of Church and State. The United States was not founded on religion.  There was never any intent by the forefathers for religion to be a part of our government.  They were the refugees and the children of the victims of religious prosecution from Europe.  They were the progeny of the peoples who had escaped religious tortures, the survivors of the rain of terror of the Spanish Inquisitions, they had fled religious prosecutions of the Churches why would they have set this country up for the same kind of future?  They did not, and never, intended this country to be ran by religion or church.  That being said they were Christians and they established this country on Christian values, morals and beliefs.  They didn't intend for this country to turn its back on Christ.  We now live in a country where people believe, or the people of no true understanding believe, that being Christian is religion.  They are not.  Christian values are not a religion and none of the attributes the non believers attempt to attribute to it are true. 

Today atheists and agnostics use the separation of Church, or religion, and State against this country to deny the Christian values this country was most definitely established on.  Of the 56 signers, and drafters, of the declaration of independence 28 were religious leaders, so there as a balance of, or a 50 percents margin of religious advocates.  I have not idea which churches they headed but it doesn't matter, but it shows that at least half were christian, possible the other half as well, but all were educated man.  Today the Christianity of our nation is being systematically annihilated and thrown out of our country under the guise of Separation of Church and State.  The misnomer that Christianity was not considered part of our country is wrong.  No, I don't want the school teaching my child religion, no I don't want the Church setting as Judges, or as congress but I do want the values of Christ to be allowed to be there.  I do want Christ to be allowed time in the building.  I want the valedictorian to be able to give a prayer of thanks if she sees fit.  I want that if a child wants to tell that God blessed his life at show and tell that he should have the right to praise his God.  I want that if a child in distress wants a minister to come and comfort him, and not the school psychologist, that the doors not be bared to his coming.  I want that 10 commandment or a statue of Christ to be of comfort to people.  I want to be able to say, or shout, Merry Christmas and not be afraid that I can't say it in or on public land.  I want the Senator, Librarian or President to say Merry Christmas and not have to give an excuse as to why they can't because that is promoting religion, because it isn't.  I want to hear Happy Hanukkah, I want to hear Happy Kwanzaa,  I don't want to hear Happy Holiday when the person saying them wants to honor God by saying the one that is in their heart. Religion is not being a Christian and I am so tired of the loopholes of this current governmental society saying they are one and the same.  They aren't, never were, and should not be used as a excuse to tear down the values this country was established on.  The agenda of the non believer is not more valid than the  believer.  The rights of the ones is not more important than the rights of the many.  The intent of the one should not out weigh the intent of the many or the intent of the founders..... tomorrow.

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