Thursday, July 28, 2005

Ten Commandments Article and more on Our Christian Heritage

I found this article of at WorldNetDaily. It was written by a Pastor D. James Kennedy. Very interesting.

Click here to view article

Quote from Article:

"Newsweek in its 1982 look at "How the Bible Made America," reported that "historians are discovering that the Bible, perhaps even more than the Constitution, is our founding document ..." Research conducted by Professors Donald Lutz and Charles Hyneman confirms this point. Their exhaustive review of American political literature published between 1760 and 1805 some 15,000 items found that 34 percent of all direct quotations were from the Bible. The most quoted source was not Locke, not Montesquieu, not Voltaire, but the Bible specifically the book of Deuteronomy."

How true. Our founding was undoubtedly Christian and argument to the contrary is ridiculous. The only reason this is not as widely know as it once was is because writers of public school history book have edited the truth from the books. For example:

Did you know that George Washington made the following statement?

"Of all the dispositions and habits, which lead to political prosperity, Religion and Morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim the tribute of Patriotism, who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness"

Why don't they tell our school children these things? Why don't they tell kids that Abe Lincoln said:

"I believe the Bible is the best gift God has ever given man. All the good from the Savior of the world is communicated to us through this book. But for it we would not know right and wrong"

The textbooks these days are made to be politically correct", which in a nutshell means you take any references to Christianity out. The only quote I remember seeing in a Oklahoma History textbook, linked Christians to the Ku Klux Clan! What a horrendous statement! Do Christians believe in killing people because they are a different color then you? Did Jesus teach these thing? NO! Yet, that was the main statement about Christianity in this book. Oh, and by that way, we happened to leave out the Lincoln quote, it might be an "establishment of religion" if we told our kids all of our history. I think they should teach our history the way it really was, not the "politically correct" version.

For more of my thoughts along these same lines please view my article Our Christian Heritage.

Thank you,
The Blogging Boy Scout,


Anonymous said...

Ah, good old fashioned Christian revisionism. Here's a newsflash:

This is a secular country. Get over it.

Stop splitting hairs. Stop scouring writings. The only document in this country that matters is the Constitution, which is a secular document. No mention of your god, or anyone's, is in that sacred document. You are entitled to your religious beliefs, there is no mistake. But you all do not have the right to force us to adhere to them.

Travis said...

I beg to differ, It does mention our Lord, in Article VII, second sentence of the United States Constitution.

" the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and Eighty seven..."

David Ketter said...

Splitting hairs? If anything, it is your opinion that requires you to do so...our founders were devoted religious people...most of them were Christians and even those who were not had a distinct adherence to a Judeo-Christian moral ethic. How can it be otherwise today?

Dan Lacey said...
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Dan Lacey said...

Thanks for posting that article, Travis. The distinguished and learned Dr. D. James Kennedy's writings are a source not only of solid information but also great encouragement.You're wise to link to them.
It's interesting that your anonymous poster omitted the Bill of Rights but still referred to the Constitution as 'sacred.' To consider something to be sacred it must be under the governance of a higher authority, so we can assume that secularism itself is Anonymouses' God. The test of this would be possessing a purely doctrinairian opposition to an opposing point of view, let's say for the sake of argument, Christianity, which preaches the freedom and value of every individual citizen, based upon their own personal (existent or not) relationship with God. God, the final arbitrator over all human affairs, creates for us a system of empathy for all peoples, one ultimately honored by respect, not imposition.
Our government has true freedom not through the influence of the enlightenment, but Christ. France, which has transformed from 'the daughter of the church' to the largely secular nation it is today, has imposed a network of restrictive ordinances upon free speech in order to legislate 'fairness', an impossible task if the people for whom the laws are written are not of a like mind. Our laws were written not to legislate morality, but as a guide to citizens who already possessed a conscience. Once a people lose their knowledge of right and wrong, they can't turn to the law to discover what it is. If the law if based upon man's understanding alone, it's subjective and ultimately proves itself to be useless.
Enjoy your blog!

Anonymous said...

So how on earth do you know what they teach in public school???

I will give you a big huge clue--you don't!

I would be careful to not put so many huge lies in my blog if I were you.