Friday, June 12, 2009

Our Judeo-Christian Heritage

Representative Randy Forbes, a Republican from here in my home state, has spoken out concerning the Judeo-Christian heritage of the United States of America. Although no one is debating the fact that the vast majority of American's today do not hold a Biblical worldview, or that most of American culture and day-to-day living is extremely secular, it is interesting to see someone in politics willing to stand up and acknowledge the truth that the founding fathers of this great nation (not perfect - not even close - but great nonetheless) did not found it as a secular state but as a nation infused with the principles of the Scriptures and a certain acknowledgment of and dependence upon God.

This is in sharp contrast to the words spoken by President Obama at an April 6 press conference with Turkey’s president, claiming that secularism is what makes America great:

“That’s something that’s very important to me,” Obama said. “And I’ve said before that one of the great strengths of the United States is – although, as I mentioned, we have a very large Christian population - we do not consider ourselves a Christian nation, or a Jewish nation, or a Muslim nation; we consider ourselves a nation of citizens who are bound by ideals and a set of values.”

You can read more from the source of the aforementioned Presidential quote, posted here.

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