For some reason, I've had the subject of my post tonight on my mind since yesterday. I’m troubled by how far we as a nation have moved away from the principles on which this nation was founded. We are a nation where it seems God is no longer needed or welcome. Yet, when you look at the Declaration of Independence, you find multiple references to God. For example, the document begins:
“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…” What? Did I read that right? Was there a reference to nature’s God? How can it be?
Oh, but there’s more. “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights…” Scandalous…we’re created, but wait I thought we came from tadpoles. What were our founding fathers thinking? Obviously, they were feeble-minded individuals because they acknowledged a Creator. Or perhaps they just lacked the education to understand we were just a coincidence that occurred during the Big Bang.
And, still there’s more of this silly talk: “We, therefore, the representatives of the
, in General Congress, assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions…” The Supreme Judge of the world – I’m flabbergasted by this statement. There is a supreme being that judges the world? United States of America
And, still more nonsense: “And for the support of this declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine
…” Divine Providence means God governs everything that takes place in the universe. Well, obviously they were lunatics. Providence
Surely, they were mistaken, misguided, complete fools to mention God of nature, God the Creator, God the Supreme Judge, God the Divine Providence. How unfortunate, they did not have the great scholars and learned minds to tell them there is no God. He doesn’t exist. He isn’t needed to protect, guide, or prosper us. How silly of them to indicate they relied on God’s help to found this nation when we know He isn’t needed in any way.
From God protected and lead to God pushed aside and dead. I don’t know about you, but I don’t feel the security our founding fathers felt. Wonder why?