Re: I thought Thomas Was Done Talking???
posted at 2/10/2012 4:30 AM EST
In Response to Re: I thought Thomas Was Done Talking???
[QUOTE]the constitution doesn't make a single reference to christianity, jesus christ, or the bible..... "As the Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion..."-1796 Treaty of Tripoli "Christianity neither is, nor ever was, a part of the Common Law." Thomas Jefferson -letter to Dr. Thomas Cooper, 1814 "The study of theology, as it stands in the Christian churches, is the study of nothing; it is founded on nothing; it rests on no principles; it proceeds by no authority; it has no data; it can demonstrate nothing; and it admits of no conclusion." -Thomas Paine " I have generally been denominated a Deist, the reality of which I never disputed, being conscious I am no Christian, except mere infant baptism makes me one; and as to being a Deist, I know not strictly speaking, whether I am one or not." Ethan Allen preface, Reason the Only Oracle of Man "The Bible is not my book, nor Christianity my profession." -Spoken by Abraham Lincoln, quoted by Joseph Lewis "As I understand the Christian religion, it was, and is, a revelation. But how has it happened that millions of fables, tales, legends, have been blended with both Jewish and Christian revelation that have made them the most bloody religion that ever existed?" John Adams -letter to F.A. Van der Kamp, Dec. 27, 1816 "Religious bondage shackles and debilitates the mind and unfits it for every noble enterprise." James Madison -letter to Wm. Bradford, April 1, 1774 ......etc.
Posted by ricky12684[/QUOTE]
The earliest Supreme Court declares us a christian nation.
The Holy Trinity Decision vs United States:
“There is no dissonance in these declarations. There is a universal language pervading them all, having one meaning. They affirm and reaffirm that this is a religious nation. These are not individual sayings, declarations of private persons. They are organic utterances. They speak the voice of the entire people. While because of a general recognition of this truth the question has seldom been presented to the courts, yet we find that in Updegraph v. Com., 11 Serg. & R. 394, 400, it was decided that, ‘Christianity, general Christianity, is, and always has been, a part of the common law of Pennsylvania.”
— Supreme Court Decision, 1892 Church of the Holy Trinity Decision
v United States
The original settlers used the New England Primer, a reading primer and the most successful educational textbook of the 1700's, in our classrooms. It was sold by Ben Franklin and was originally called The Protestant Tudor. It was later replaced by the secular Blue Back Speller in 1790 which became the blueprint for modern textbooks.
The truth is there. The first book used in our country to teach our kids was christian.