We’ve all heard the John Lennon song “Imagine” with it’s controversal line of imagining a world without religion. People were doing that long before the song was penned and here in America there are those who have striven for that ever since the 1950’s to do just that. Upon the acts of bringing into our court systems the eradication of the influence of Judeo-Chrisitanity in our learning systems (The late 1950’s a famous atheist mother won in court the contest of getting prayer out of schools under the erroneous mantra of “Separation of Church and State”).
When faced with a current topic that has been muddied by the philosophies of man, I go back to the times when Good was recognized as such and that the issues of black and white were more prestine. A quote from John Adams caught my eye.
“We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled with morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge or gallantry would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution is designed only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate for any other.” (John Adams.US diplomat & politician 1735 – 1826)
As ascertained in previous columns, when the role of religion is usurped by government and tries to play the role of the center of morality it ultimately and utterly fails at every level. When morals are subjegated to polling and the rule of voting we will see them wave violently in the wind of ploitical opinion soon to be trampled underfoot of expediency. If we need to see what a godless religion can do to a society just sit back and see what Progressivism will do upon our beloved US of A.
It is ever so true, at least in the last couple thousand years, that religion (no matter which affiliation it may be, Christian, Muslim, or Jewish) hasn’t had a long track record of peace and harmony. Usually it was used as an excuse to oppress and to enslave, to eradicate and destroy, or to gain and maintain power of despots. Millions have died, thousands of battles fought, hundreds of nations have risen and fallen in the name of their type of a god. We truly see how precious knowing the true nature of God is to a people.
Those who will not be a student of history, is doomed to repeat it.after. John Adams also said, “Democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts and murders itself. There was never a democracy that did not commit suicide.” (John Adams Letter, April 15, 1814) We are going to be front and center for this replay of history. When a people strives to forget the God in which has established them in a land of great promise; when we choose to relax our moral fiber, and kick out the proverbial prophets out of our cities, and choose to stone the religion right out of us as a public.
May we not allow such to happen on our watch, as the guardsmen on the tower of the vineyard. Let us all be vigilant and warn those around us of the dangers that beset us and our precious lands – that of Progressive Socialism which wishes to turn all in it’s path amoral, and atheistic. May we all have the courage of John Adams and the rest who set up this great nation we now enjoy.