Tuesday, May 17, 2011

President Obama, who claims to be a Christian, has denied that America is a Christian nation

Back in 2009, in an article for Salon.com entitled "America is not a Christian nation," Michael Lind wrote, "Is America a Christian nation, as many conservatives claim it is?  One American doesn't think so.  In his press conference on April 6 in Turkey, President Obama explained: 'One of the great strengths of the United States is...we have a very large Christian population - we do not consider ourselves a Christian nation or a Jewish nation or a Muslim nation. We consider ourselves a nation of citizens who are bound by ideals and a set of values.'  Predictably, Obama's remarks have enraged conservative talking heads.  But Obama's observations have ample precedent in American diplomacy and constitutional thought..."  (See here for full article).

Unfortunately for Mr. Lind, the facts of history do not support his theory.  The Charter of New England of 1620 declared that the primary objective of the colony was "the enlargement of Christian religion, to the Glory of God Almighty."  The Mayflower Compact stated clearly that the purpose of the colony was the "advancement of the Christian Faith."  Larry Schweikart notes, in his book "48 Liberal Lies About American History," that: "The founding documents of every one of the original thirteen colonies reveals them to be awash in the concepts of Christianity and God.  Whatever the documents intended by 'religious freedom,' they never in any way, shape, or form intended the state to interfere with Christian religious expression.  It is therefore silly and unsupported to claim, as religious historian Jon Butler tries to do, that "Revolutionary America Wasn't a Christian Nation.'  Christians played so dominant a role in the American revolution that Joseph Galloway, a Loyalist, complained that the rebellion was led by "Congregationalists, Presbyterians, and Smugglers.'.." (Larry Schweikhart, 48 Liberal Lies About American History, p. 75).

President Obama and his minions may believe that America was not founded as a Christian nation.  But the Supreme Court, in its unanimous decision in Church of the Holy Trinity v. United States (1892), said that: "Our laws and institutions necessarily are based upon and embody the teachings of the Redeemer of mankind...In this sense and to this extent our civilization and our institutions are emphatically Christian...This is a Christian nation."

President Obama and his minions, in their push for a secularist Socialist State, are engaging in revisionist history when they deny that America was founded as a Christian nation.  Again Larry Schweikart:

"The Continental Congress in 1777 ordered a day of thanksgiving and praise that the people 'join the penitent confession of their manifold sins...that the day, through their humble and ernest supplication...may please God, through the merits of Jesus Christ..." (Schweikart, p. 73).  If America was not a Christian nation, what was the Continental Congress doing praying - and exhorting others to pray - through the merits of Jesus Christ?  This is, of course, an insurmountable problem for historical revisionists such as Michael Lind and Barack Obama.

Schweikart continues:

"Even the supposed Deist Benjamin Franklin urged the members of the Constitutional Convention to pray, saying, 'I have lived, sir, a long time, and, the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth - that God governs in the affairs of men.  And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without his notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without his aid?  We have been assured, sir, in the sacred writings, that 'except the Lord build the house, they labor in vain that build it.'" (Schweikart, p. 73).

While Barack Obama and his minions are doing their best to re-write American history and to deny our Christian heritage, a Chinese think tank has said that Christianity is what made America great. See here.


Ellen Wironken said...

It is very easy to forget just how far we've progressed down the slippery slope of secularism. Newt Gingrich writes, "Seeking to create a man-centered world, leftist elites invoke secularism as a pleasant-sounding term to disguise their egocentric worldview. In their minds, there are no God-given rules for us to follow. There are no Ten Commandments, or really any commandments of any kind. Secular elites, particularly in academia, the media, and the courts, are engaged in a steady assault on religious belief. They believe religious expression should be private, marginal, and irrelevant. It's okay to be religious as long as the religion has no meaning. It's fine to be vaguely spiritual as long as you don't try to translate it into somekind of historic religion, especially Christianity." (To Save America, p. 37).

That's where we're at folks. We have an ignorant president who just doesn't appreciate the Christian history and heritage of America and who has a deep-seated desire to secularize American life and to impose a Socialist anti-God agenda.

Martin said...

America began as an apparently Protestant nation but built with Masonic ideals. That it has degenerated to the state it is in today is not surprising, since Protestantism degenerates to moral relativism leading to a complete loss of faith in atheism. As the mas says, the Declaration of Independence is based on the pursuit of happiness, not holiness. You might find this page interesting Paul:


jac said...

"to impose a Socialist anti-God agenda".
If the anti God agenda would be the privilege of the Socialists, it would be esay to fight.
Sad to say, the anti-God agenda permeated all the society's stratas, and even the RC Church Herself.
This makes it is impossible to overcome it unless thanks to a divine intervention.

Stewart said...

I don't think Ellen is suggesting that the Socialists alone are in pursuit of an anti-God agenda. But President Obama's agenda is indisputably Socialist and anti-God. Witness his support for Planned Parenthood and abortion-on-demand as well as the radical homosexual agenda. And his economic policies are definitely socialistic and redistributionist.

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