Many believe the separation of church and state is guaranteed in the constitution. If it’s in there, I haven’t found it.
But I have read the Declaration of Independence several times. The first few paragraphs of that sacred document I have posted below. Reading those lines, it becomes evident the founding fathers had no such thought to abandon our creator. It specifically states our rights come from God, not government. There isn’t any other way to interpret it.
It clearly states the government works for us, we don’t work for them. At least that is the way our government was designed.
The first few paragraphs of 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, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
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, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.
From that statement, there can be no doubt as to how our founders felt.
I agree, we must keep politics out of religion, but we need God, not religion, in politics. If one professes a belief in God, it doesn’t mean they are promoting a religion. I believe generic prayers are fine, where the term “Heavenly Father”, “God”, “Creator” or something similar is used. Out of respect for other religions, Jesus or Allah or some other personality should not be used.
Remember back in the day when politicians weren’t afraid to express their belief in God. The world wasn’t perfect, but it was a whole lot better place to live than today.
That was a day when God was important in people’s daily lives, a day when almost all government employees and elected officials were former military, they had a sense of duty and obligation, much of that has been lost. In fact, if you weren’t former military, your chances of getting a civil service job were slim.
People who forget or abandon God, at some time, will pay the consequences.
The author has been a writer/ photographer for over 20 years, specializing in nature, landscapes and studying native cultures. Besides visiting most of the United States, he has traveled to such places as Egypt, the Canary Islands, much of the Caribbean. He has studied the Mayan Cultures in Central America and the Australian Aboriginal way of life.Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in many different parts of the world!
He has published several books about the various cultures he has observed.
For more information and a link to his hardcover and Ebooks, and contact information: please check his website, http://www.journeysthrulife.com.
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