There is this trend of trying to remove God, especially the Judeo-Christian God, and pretty much any religion except atheism, from government.
This concerns me. Now, this is my opinion and I realize people are already mad at me simply for being concerned about this; Also because I called atheism a religion. But to those of you who claim to be tolerant of other people’s views, let me finish. Tolerance, by the way, doesn’t mean agreeing with, or supporting another viewpoint as many people would lead you to believe. It precisely means not agreeing with another viewpoint but tolerating them anyway. But I digress.
In the Constitution the founders claim that the rights of the citizens are endowed to them by their Creator (who is also known as God/sarcasm off).
If ‘separation of church and state’ was intended to be interpreted as keeping absolutely everything that has to do with anything religious from affecting the government or it’s laws, why did the founders invoke ‘the Creator’ as their authority from which they base the human rights that the Constitution was written to protect?
Let me ask again.
If the Constitution was written to keep religion out of government why did the founders build the Constitution based on human rights that came from a religious principle( I.e. that God granted humans inalienable rights)?
That’s a non sequitur. And yes, I just learned that word and was looking for a good time to use it.
Basically, if you say that religion, or belief in God, has no place in the government you are taking away the authority which the writers of the Constitution based the premise of freedom on.
Without a God in the Constitution, the Constitution is meaningless because it’s premises are built on an authority which doesn’t exist.
That’s why this recent trend of construing the phrase ‘separation of church and state’ concerns me. Without church, or God, in our state the rights granted to us by the Constitution disappear.
To be clear, the Constitution forbids the government from imposing a religion on it’s citizens. But it has no issue with religion imposing itself on the government. That’s precisely what the Constitution does. It imposes the rights granted by God (a religious deity) on the government and dictates how the government should act. It creates a government governed by morality; governed by laws which no man is above because all men are created equal.
The Constitution bases human rights on a religious deity. If you take away the deity, you take away the rights.
Do you expect a moral government when the government denies the source of morality?
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We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just Powers from the consent of the governed…