The U.S. and Religion

Over the past 50 years, we have seen a significant decline in the morality of American society. We can consistently see the Judeo-Christian morals and values, which this country was founded, fall to the wayside and attacked by the minority, the Godless.

Over the last year, there have been multiple headlines about religious words in graduation speeches, prayers posted in schools, Nativity scenes, the Pledge of Allegiance, and the list continues. The common phrase for the defense of these actions is, “It’s against my Constitutional Rights.” As Americans, we have the right to free speech, free religion, and free press. In any of these examples, which one prevents you from speaking, worshiping, or writing? The answer is none. If you don’t like what is being said, ignore it. If you don’t like something on the wall or a display, walk past it without giving a second thought. And, if you don’t want to say God during the Pledge of Allegiance, then don’t, besides, it is for our country. Additional reasoning for the questioning of religion is, “It violates the separation of Church and State.” First of all, obviously they have not read the correspondence between Thomas Jefferson and the Danbury Baptists. Secondly, our laws and Constitution mention nothing of the separation of Church and State. It seems to me, these disgruntled citizens need to educate themselves in American History instead of assuming they know about it.

It will be very hard to keep a nation with strong morals and values when the core of our country is being contradicted by our leadership. President Obama said in a speech a few years ago, “We do not consider ourselves as a Christian nation.” I beg to differ. Approximately 75-80 percent of Americans are Christian, while approximately 13 percent is Atheist or Agnostic. It is obvious we are still a Christian nation. I only ask to heed warning from the greatest president of American history, George Washington.

“And let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion…Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.”-George Washington.

http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local_news/article/Valedictorian-joins-fight-to-allow-prayer-at-high-1407086.php – Graduation and Religion

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=105×4405311  -Nativity

http://www.wpri.com/dpp/news/cranston-parents-angered-by-prayer-mural-ruling -Prayer Mural

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/04/06/obama-us-not-a-christian_n_183772.html -President Obama’s Speech

http://www.wallbuilders.com/libissuesarticles.asp?id=65 –The Danbury Letters

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3 Responses to “The U.S. and Religion”

  1. Hi friend thanks for an informative blog, I have an American father but I was born in England and grew up in UK. Do you think the term Christian has been distorted by the church? I mean any one running for office can say they are a “Christian,” but what if they were asked if they were born again according to Jesus definition of a Christian (John 3:5)? I think the term “Christian” or “religion” was more defined in Washington’s day than it is in our day. Hence the adhering to Christian standards is more blurred and now less defined. Maybe Christianity starts with the church redefining what the term “born again” really means, only then can we judge Godliness in a nation.

    Thanks for a great blog, I love your passion and will learn more from you of your great nation
    Paul.

    • Paul, first of all, I would like to thank you for your response. With you being a pastor, you would know more about the distortion of the word “Christian” than I would. I am not a theological scholar, but I will answer the best I can. I do not think the term “Christian” has been distorted. I think the church has. The church is designed as a place of worship, gathering, learning, growing, and to help those in need, charity. What I see today are multimillion dollar churches instead of churches where the multimillions could be used for a greater cause. I also see patrons being pressured for tithe because the “church” needs more money. The politicians of today are not like the statesmen from the beginning. Statesmen stand by their principles; politicians are just looking for votes. To be “born again”, I believe one has already been a Christian. Though some may have lost their way and are recommitting themselves, other may just renew them like a married couple renew vows.

      • Hi Patriot thanks for connecting on wordpress and visiting imagebreakers. I must say I like the design of your blog and also the patriotic theme on which you write. I like your comparison between statemen and politicians. Godly leadership brings God given favor. I think man has forgotten that God was here before us, and this place was Great when we were not around! Which brings me to the conclusion, “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord!”

        Have a great week.
        Paul

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