Any political system or policy not rooted in a Christian understanding of human nature or human design will ultimately fail.


3 Responses to Observations

  1. Justin says:

    95% of the Constitutional Convention representatives were Christian. There were just a couple of Deists and a couple of “universalists”. Oh, and no atheists.

  2. Nate says:

    One question I have always had is this:

    With the phrase “a wall of separation between church and state” coined by Jefferson, was the intention to protect the state from the church or the church from state?

    I have to imagine it was to protect the church from the state.

  3. jackhudson says:

    The phrase “a wall of separation between church and state” was written by Jefferson in a letter to the Danbury Baptists to assure them that they needn’t fear that their religious liberties would be impinged upon by the state. Interestingly, secularists use it almost the opposite way in modern times.

    Also of note is that Jefferson made such assurances based on the ‘natural rights’ of the Baptists, rights which if atheism were true would almost certainly not exist.

    As far as the number of ‘Deists’ amongst the Founders, I have never understood why atheists make this an issue – there is nothing the Deists believed at that time – that God existed, that He created man for a purpose, that He judged men for evil actions in the afterlife, etc – that any atheist would agree with. By atheistic standards, the Deists would have been creationist fundamentalists.

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