The Two Pillars of Life in Present Day America

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Wisdom lost through the ages, common sense is no longer common.

Written by Gary Wonning

Ever since the beginning of time, there has been a duality of life, good/evil, love/hate, light/darkness, night/day,  male/female, spiritual/unbelief, etc.

In many cultures, this is represented by the two pillars of life.

In present-day America, the two pillars could signify the separation of church and state, where the powers of government and the powers of the church are separate but are meant to work hand in hand to achieve freedom and liberty for all.

No society can long survive without the Grace of Providence, that was proven by the Israelites many centuries ago. Even in our own history, it has been shown many times how the powers of Providence, as General Washington would state, have created events that saved our republic.

Many, many times during the American Revolution events came about that can only be attributed to an interference by some divine power that turned the war into our favor.

Not only during the Revolution, but the war of 182, the civil war, and later conflicts as well. If we only study history we see this is a fact.

In this country, we have a political leader and spiritual leader as well.

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Our political leader, the president does have limited power, but he sets the tone of the country, the spiritual leader isn’t a person per say but is a belief in a God. What or who God is, is left to the individual to determine on his own and what is acceptable to his own conscious.  If he wants to believe God is a rock, that is his business.

We do need to remember we have a set of traditions, values,  and customs in this country that need to be adhered to. We are a nation founded on Judeo-Christain values. Our constitution is written with the Ten Commandments, as well as other documents as a pattern.

That doesn’t mean one has to be a person of Jewish or Christian faith to live here, all faiths and beliefs are certainly welcome, it just means the constitution of our country was written on those values.

Not everyone will understand, believe, or follow this line of thinking, and that is OK,  not everyone will ever think the same.

As long as the majority believe this, we, as a nation, will be good. It is when the majority begin to waiver, is when we begin to fall from grace.

When people begin to fall from the traditions, customs, and beliefs that made their society great, their downfall is not long in coming. It strikes at the very core of the society as a whole. A society is founded on these principles, and when those principles no longer apply, the nation begins to topple.

We saw this in the Grecian Empire, Roman Empire, as well as others.

We now see it in our own country, many have fallen away from the ideals that made us great.

We need the two pillars of life as a guide to follow and to remember there are always two paths to choose, choose the correct path and regardless of what trials may come your way, life will be better than if you go down the wrong path, or make an unwise decision.

Gary has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, as well as studying native cultures.

His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America as well as the aborigines of Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has published several books about his adventures.

For more information, please consult his website,

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