"Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blind-folded fear."
-- Thomas Jefferson
The following quote comes from the book "America's God and Country" by William J. Federer:
"In 1781, Thomas Jefferson made this statement in Query XVIII of his Notes on the state of Virginia. Exerpts of these statements are engraved on the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, DC:
'God who gave us life gave us liberty. And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are of the Gift of God? That they are not to be violated abut with His wrath? Indeed, I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that His justice cannot sleep forever.'"
Here are a couple of quotes from John Quincy Adams, made on July 4, 1821:
"The highest glory of the American Revolution was this' it connected in one dissoluble bond the principles of civil government with the principles of Christianity."
"From the day of the Declaration...they (the American people) were bound by the laws of God, which they all, and by the laws of The Gospel, which they newrly all, acknowledge as the rules of their conduct."
Here are a few questions that have entered my mind:
- Can people really affect the climate of the earth?
- Why are those who preach tolerance the least tolerant?
- Why do atheists feel so threatend by Christianity when they don't even believe it is true?
- Why is it seemingly impossible to find an authentic birth certificate for the President of the United States?
- Why can't American companies drill for oil, but Obama has promised Brazil that we will be their best customer when they drill for oil?
- Should we be concerned about Obama's relationship with people like Saul Alinsky and George Soros?
- How many executive orders has the President signed that have taken away more and more of our freedoms?
- Do polls really tell us what people are thinking, or do they tell us what they want us to think?