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                    Friday, June 18 2004

Jon Kennedy, webmaster

God and countries

I concluded on Monday by saying that although I strongly believe in separation of church and state, the liberal establishment's take on that proposition is nothing like the founding fathers of our Republic had in mind when they protected the churches from state interference in the Bill of Rights. What is meant virtually every time a liberal columnist, commentator, or politician invokes "separation of church and state," is separation of the state from God and God from the state. This is because in the humanist mind, there is no God; the God people profess is only a figment of their own imaginings.

This is why the vanguard of the left, the ACLU, sues to erase crosses from the county seal of Los Angeles, which case they won this week (by the county capituating to the ACLU's threats before their case went to court). It's why school boards and administrators in every corner of the nation have been barring Bible study and prayer groups from meeting in the nation's high schools for years now, disallowing students from writing or speaking in their classes about Jesus or other religious figures, and why teachers, in Indiana County and many other parts of the country, have had to go to court to protect themselves from such school boards, trying to deny such a basic human right as the wearing of religious symbols (in the Indiana County case, a small cross worn by a teaching assistant on a neck chain). It's why nativity scenes have been outlawed in public parks, and why it's easier to get permits for licentious sexual pride parades enacting metrosexual shenanigans on exhibitions floating down main street than to get a permit to have a Bible study group meet in a private home in many cities and towns today.

The history of mankind, beginning in Genesis, is the history of godly people establishing societies based on godly morality and the ungodly competing with the founders for control and popular support. Old Testament Israel was built by God's chosen leaders, and was torn down by generations who forgot God and usurped His place in society. Reformers would eventually rise up to start again, and the cycle was repeated century after century. The most wise king of Israel, Solomon, described the process: "When the godly are in authority, the people rejoice. But when the wicked are in power, they groan" (Proverbs 29:2).

The founders of the United States knew Genesis and the rest of the Bible, and they tried to establish a Republic based on God's favor as expressed by our first President, George Washington: "Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man (call himself a patriot) who (would) labour to subvert these . . . firmest props of the duties of men and citizens." And the first Supreme Court Justice, John Jay, said unequivocally, "Americans should select and prefer Christians as their rulers."

The same founding father also said: "Whether our Religion permits Christians to vote for infidel rulers is a question which merits more consideration than it seems yet to have generally received, either from the clergy or the laity. It appears to me that what the prophet said to Jehoshaphat about his attachments to Ahab: 'Shouldest thou help the ungodly and love them that hate the Lord?' (2 Chron. 19:2) affords a salutary lesson. . . ."

And another Founding Father, Noah Webster, similarly said: "The virtue which is necessary to preserve a just administration and render a government stable, is Christian virtue, which consists in the uniform practice of moral and religious duties, in conformity with the laws of both of God and man. This virtue must be based on a reverence for the authority of God, which shall counteract and control ambition and selfish views, and subject them to the precepts of divine authority. The effect of such a virtue would be, to bring the citizens of a state to vote and act for the good of the state, whether that should coincide with their private interests or not."

The man or society that has no God will make himelf or itself into their own —and, without taking a vote, the society's—gods. Who would you rather serve and depend upon?

Webmaster Jon Kennedy 

Warning signs of Insanity...

  • Every commercial you hear on the radio reminds you of death.
  • People stay away from you whenever they hear you howl.
  • Your breath smells more and more like squirrel dung each passing day.

Sent by Mary Ann Losiewicz 

Thought for today

I'm not offended by all the dumb blonde jokes because I know I'm not dumb, and I'm also not blonde.

Dolly Parton
Sent by Trudy Myers 

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