Bogus American history

Check out this nonsense; the parts in red are from the original blog entry and the rest of the words in blue are my responses:

http://farkash.wordpress.com/2010/02/03/faith-of-the-founders/

While much has been written in recent years to try to dismiss the fact that America was founded upon the biblical principles of Judeo-Christianity, all the revisionism in the world cannot change the facts. Anyone who examines the original writings, personal correspondence, biographies, and public statements of the individuals who were instrumental in the founding of America will find an abundance of quotations showing the profound extent to which their thinking and lives were influenced by a Christian worldview.

While Christianity was and still is the dominant religion in the United States, the actual Constitution of the federal republic was made to be SECULAR, not promoting religion in any form. Early attempts to establish American theocracies in colonial times were failures and the Founding Fathers wanted to prevent that from happening again.

Clearly, there was a predominant Christian consensus in colonial America that shaped the Founders’ thinking and their writing of the founding documents and laws, resulting in the republic we have today. The Declaration of Independence identified the source of all authority and rights as “Their Creator” and then accentuated that individual human rights were God-given, not man-made. Thus, there would be no king or established religion to stand in the way of human liberty or dignity – uniquely Judeo-Christian ideals.

The concept of the “divine right of kings” was also considered a Judeo-Christian concept, yet it is opposed to the above stated ideal. And there is no mention whatsoever of Jesus, the Bible, or the Ten Commandments in the U S Constitution.

Even a brief study of the Founders’ last will and testaments provides convincing declarations of the strong religious beliefs among so many of them. Add to that their personal writings concerning their faith in Christ, plus their leadership roles in establishing and guiding numerous Bible societies, plus their service in active ministries, and the evidence is overwhelming.

What some of the Founding Fathers did in their private lives should have no bearing on their duties as public officials.

Here is a small sample of the convictions of some of the Founders:

Principally and first of all, I give and recommend my soul into the hands of God that gave it: and my body I recommend to the earth…nothing doubting but at the general resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mercy and power of God. | JOHN HANCOCK, signer of the Declaration of Independence

It cannot be emphasized too clearly and too often that this nation was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians; not on religion, but on the gospel of Jesus Christ. | Attributed to PATRICK HENRY – Governor of Virginia

Either Patrick Henry was delusional or he was quote mined here. In any case, the claim is false, as noted earlier.

Only TWO quotes. Why not at least a dozen?

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