OK, sometimes I get really upset when certain anti-religious groups try to claim that our Founding Fathers didn’t believe in God and that “there is no mention of God in our constitution.” First of all, there are several phrases that specifically mention religion and the absence of the Federal Government to require any religious affiliation (remember, this was one of our founding beliefs- “Freedom of Religion” (Amendment #1) “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof“). However, the absence of a declaration of God does NOT declare that our founding fathers were atheists. As a matter of fact, many if not all were members of a specific denomination, with about 90% being Episcopalian/Anglican, Presbyterian, or Congregationalist in their religious belief (this list is comprised of members from the writers of the Constitution, Declaration of Independence, and Articles of Confederation. Oh, and by the way, the signatory section of the Constitution does indeed reference, and I quote:
<signed> done in Convention by the Unanimous Consent of the States present the Seventeenth Day of September in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and Eighty seven
Furthermore, our State Constitutions, which serve to support and clarify our Federal laws, have an overwhelming majority which specifically reference a divine power, specifically God, Our Lord, etc:
We, the people of the State of Alabama, in order to establish justice, … invoking the favor and guidance of Almighty God,
We the people of Alaska, grateful to God
We, the people of the State of Arizona, grateful to Almighty God
We, the People of the State of Arkansas, grateful to Almighty God
…need I go on…???
and not to mention the Declaration of Independence:
WHEN in the course of human events, it becomes necessary
for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature’s God entitle them…
We hold these truths to be self-evident: That all men are
created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator…
…We, therefore, the representatives of the United States
of America, in General Congress assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the name and by the authority of the good people of these colonies solemnly publish and declare, That these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, FREE AND INDEPENDENT STATES; that they are absolved from all allegiance to the British crown …And for the support of this declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.
Further evidence exists concerning our national founding such as the appointment of Chaplains to Congress, the use of Bible as the primary reading instrument in educational institutions, and the fact that many signers of our original documents received Biblical educational degrees.
Today, as we celebrate the 4th of July, don’t let the misleading rumors of our Founding Father’s dispute what youknow in your heart is true. We are, were, and always will be a Christian nation, so long as WE THE PEOPLE continue to speak out for OUR LORD!