.This article is an attempt to use actual facts and history to battle the current war on sanity in this land. It will also address the illusions of religion, and the actual history of the struggle for separation of church and state and why it's necessary, and as Always I will provide sources at the end of my article for your own personal enlightment, so please enjoy the read.
The first issue we need to immediately address, is the notion that this country was designed to be a Christian nation, founded by christian ideals. Nothing could be further from the truth, but let us stop for a second and look at their reasons for such a bold statement. The biggest "claim" they have is that all government documents of the time contain words like "god","heavenly Father", etc basic undisputed holy words. People wanting to drag us back to the dark ages use these documents as a hammer, their so called ultimate proof. But let us break down that period of time in history and we get a much clearer picture as to the real deal behind the use. For almost two thousand years (OK OK 1500 or so, i am rounding up =P) the Christian religion has ruled with an iron fist in most of Europe, up until around the creation of the United States all "christian nations" bent their governments to the will of the church the church ruled not the Government or it's people. So after 1500 + years of this being common practice for business men in Europe it is no surprise to see it in our countries beginning documents, it is not the so called bullet-proof evidence many would like you to believe it is. Many of our founding fathers felt the need way back then to let the Christians know our country wasn't a religious state, because they already seen the push for control and branding of our new nation, no surprise they still try today, but distorting facts and spreading lies is no way to get anything, anything GOOD that is.....
“The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others. But it does me no injury for my neighbor to say that there or twenty gods or no God. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg.” -Thomas Jefferson
The second issue we need to address while on our crusade to set the records straight is, Separation of Church and State. Zealots have dusted off this age old issue like it has never been addressed in a public forum, they expect us to believe the original framers where totally ignorant on this and never spoke about it outside passing the legislation to separate the powers of state and religion. Well there was, huge debates, conjecture,and many many speeches. In the end our then elected officials, decided that our country shouldn't allow the errors of the past to continue, and religion has no place in true politics. Virginia's assembly voted for this first, and it was quickly adopted by other states and then Jefferson Included it in his works, so the smaller state governments decided way before big government , but why is that? The Christians would have us all believe we were all Christians here during the revolution, but the actual facts speak quite different.
Back in the 16-1700's The United States and it's neighbors were simply called ":the new world" if you wished for a new life away from persecution or just too start over, we were the happening place to be. Can you imagine all the people that heard of this land and how many would have dreamed to leave their troubles and come here, and what do you know, they did, in droves. The Christians love to highlight how the puritans were first and that's their first claim, well Puritans at the time, besides being psycho and over zealous, did not consider themselves to be a christian religion anymore. They had a fall out with the church of England and were more or less exiled, they refused to be called Christians after that and coined the phrase "puritan". But besides all of that if I was christian I wouldn't be proud of any of them, why do so many see puritan pilgrims as American folk hero's when in fact they are among the first zealots ever to commit atrocities in the name of a god on American soil, yea these guys are real hero's let's give thanks. Well I am letting myself get off topic so let us steer back, basically the Christians would like all to believe they were the first and only religion in the colonies, and the facts speak differently. Europe at the time was a mecca for christian beliefs, not many left there for a better life here, in fact the bulk of the new world's population were people trying to escape religious persecutions or just objections to their way of life. Christians came to the new world not out of necessity, but out of power hungry control and lust that both they and Islam share, both have their number one priority set to world domination neither will stop until the whole world is indoctrinated to their whim.
Out of the worlds religions we had Jews, pagan's, Hindu (trade with India was big in this day), deist, Freemasons, Islamic, atheist, agnostics and of course Christians. We had many other "groups" that came here seeking refuge that were considered cults at the time, but by current laws are legal religions so diversity has always been a staple here. Now before we get any further let's clarify some involvement because I can imagine a lot of you are having a seizure after reading my previous words over specifically Jews and Islam. What can I say hmmmm, well we owe the Jews for bankrolling 90% of the cost for the war, even at the threat of death warrants by the British crown, this contribution alone speaks enough of their efforts but there were also hundreds of Jews in the colonial militias. The Islamic where brought in threw our slave trade, no definitive numbers can be made to the actual figures among them that were of Islam and those who were not. We do know that a good percentage of the 400k slaves brought into this country were from Islamic nations in Africa. So those slaves that fought in the revolution were a mix of tribal beliefs and Islamic, there are also several Colonial officers who served with Islamic beliefs. The point in all of this is the country got support it needed for freedom from Brittan by promising all these different groups a level playing field in the end, not just Christians. And I truly believe it was this hope that allowed us to win against overwhelming odds, not a miracle or god's word/work. Common interest have always been a powerful motivator threw out history, so no surprise there.
Even though many will balk at Islam and the Jewish being present during this time, atheist and their like were hated much more than other religions and a founding father or two joins these ranks. So it would be absolutely foolish to believe there would be a nation set up for Christians as a primary cause for sovereignty,when most of the Christians in fact were still loyal to the church of England and many did not like the thought of rebellion against the crown. If it was a war of Christian vs. Christians we would have lost, simply because of all the loyalist that were here. It was the support of everyone equally that won that war, never dishonor that by twisting it any other way. In Jefferson's words, there is now "freedom for the Jew and the Gentile, the Christian and the Mohammedan, the Hindu and infidel of every denomination." The bill he passed guaranteed, in Jefferson's own words, "that no man shall be compelled to frequent or support any religious worship, place or ministry whatsoever." It guaranteed, too, that no one should suffer in any way for his "religious opinions or belief." That my friends is the real America, and the one that I fought for myself.