Sunday, September 13, 2009

SUNDAY SAYINGS FROM THE FOUNDERS


"It is religion and morality alone which can establish the principles upon which freedom can securely stand."

John Adams, 1776

10 comments:

shoprat said...

of course the extreme left, and some misguided conservatives would disagree. They're wrong but they disagree.

Joe said...

shoprat: Yeah, but they can't change what he said or wrote.

Bryan said...

It is important for wisdom and truth to be passed from one generation to the next.

Z said...

RELIGION AND MORALITY..the two things under such attack in America these days..scary times..
but excellent saying and so true.
Thanks, Joe.

nabby said...

My dear husband believed that although Christ was a great and good man whose example of piety, love, and universal brotherhood was the ideal that all people and nations should emulate, he was, after all, still a human being, not the son of God, not the Word made flesh.

Joe said...

Bryan: That's an artform we may have forgotten.

Z: Look for more quotes from the founders and others on subsequent Sundays.

nabby: Are you saying that he did not write that in a letter to Zabdiel Adams, June 21, 1776?

nabby said...

Joe - I could not find that particular letter in my correspondence, but I have no doubt that it was written. We did believe in our religion - and in morality. My response was to show that those today do not realize that the Founding Fathers(as you appropriately call them) had individual views on Christianity.
John, Tom, and others simply did not always hold the same thoughts about Christianity as you might have. Some just assume that their beliefs were the same as yours.

Joe said...

nabby: I, and I hope others, have always recognized differences in the way in which the doctrines of Christianity are adopted, interpreted and/or practiced.

The point politiclly conservative people generally make is that our founders had a faith in God, that they espoused the Judeo/Christian ethic and that they were convinced that that ethic was an integral part of the establishment of this country.

nabby said...

Joe - Well put. We had a strong belief in God, and without this we could not have gotten this wonderful country to such a start.
And it continues to thrive...

Susannah said...

"The point politiclly conservative people generally make is that our founders had a faith in God, that they espoused the Judeo/Christian ethic and that they were convinced that that ethic was an integral part of the establishment of this country."

Indeed we would!