This Time, They Are Trying To Erase Lincoln’s Words, “Under God”
It is not enough that this nation provides Atheists the liberty to practice their religion in peace – and yes, it is officially recognized as a religion by the U.S. Supreme Court. For some reason, they feel they are entitled to force their faith on the rest of the nation. Part of how they do this is by trying to re-write history. They are doing it again with Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address.
I don’t know why Atheists – who purport to be based in reason – feel they need to resort to such fallacious assertions as to claim this nation was founded as a secular nation. This simply is not true. If we go back to the original documents from the time in question, we will find the truth. In this case, those documents are the press reports from the reporters who were present. They report that Lincoln said the words “Under God.” Now, even if they were not on the final draft that Lincoln signed, it would actually be all the more powerful that – at the time he was giving the speech – the man thought the sentiment important enough to insert off the cuff. Either way, the words are in the final draft that Lincoln signed, and they were reported as having been spoken by Lincoln by the reporters of the day. This means we must accept this as fact as it is the only evidence we have, and nothing speaks to the contrary but manipulation of the historic record for self-serving design.
But there is one more point to be made here. If one goes back further in the historical record, one will find that the men who founded this nation were emphatic that this nation was created with the aid of Divine Providence. That means the active aid of God. This point cannot be made more clear than by reading the words of those who actually lived the Revolution. Upon signing the Declaration of Independence, Samuel Adams is reported to have said:
“We have this day restored the Sovereign to Whom all men ought to be obedient. He reigns in heaven and from the rising to the setting of the sun, let His kingdom come.”
And in a speech from July 4, 1821, John Quincy Adams, a man who served the cause of the revolution longer than any other founder – from the age of thirteen until death – said this:
“The highest glory of the American Revolution was this; it connected in one indissoluble bond the principles of civil government with the principles of Christianity.
This is the real history and truth in the founding of this nation. There is nothing for the Atheist to fear in Christianity. In fact, they owe their liberty to the Judea/Christian ethic. What’s more, if the Atheists would stop trying to force Christians to convert to their religion, they might find that, if they insist on clinging to it, Christians are commanded to leave them to their faith – and fate.