On the November 25th edition of Fox News' Glenn Beck, Beck proceeded to draw on his trademark chalk board a depiction of the Washington Monument, pointing out that the founding fathers built this nation on Christian principles, and stressed that on the top of the monument, the inscription "Laus Deo", can be found on the capstone. Apparently, according to Glenn Beck, "progressives have built up this wall of separation between church and state, and it's nonsense." For Glenn Beck, America's founding fathers intended on America being a Christian nation; a theocracy.
Beck only points out what he wants people to see. Yes, the capstone of the monument has the inscription "Laus Deo", but not because of Glenn Beck's assertion that it was placed there for nobody to see but God. Beck fails to mention that there are four sides to the capstone, and only one face holds this inscription. The others include the names of the architect, engineers, and mechanics involved in the process, as well as others involved, and the dates the cornerstone, first stones, and capstone were laid. To leave out the other sides of the capstone make the Washington Monument appear to be a monument to God, but including the inscriptions on the other three faces, then it would be misleading to imply this was designed for God, and stating such would mean that those who have placed their names on the top of the monument feel they are enlightened, while those who cannot see the inscriptions, are not. There is also question of the mysterious inscription on the steps leading up to the monument, "Fy iaith, fy ngwlad, fy nghenedl Cymru — Cymry am byth", which translates from Welsh as "My language, my land, my nation of Wales — Wales for ever." Was the monument designed as a tribute to Wales? Is Wales the true recipient of God's touch? Glenn Beck is delusional to believe a monument created a couple generations after our "founding" fathers founded this nation depicts their true intentions.
Apparently, the inscriptions on the Jefferson and Lincoln Memorials also prove this nation was meant to be a theocracy. Glenn Beck is increasingly showing that he wants this nation subjugated by the religious right, and is constantly dismissing the protections our founding fathers placed in the constitution protecting our religious freedoms. One nation under Glenn Beck equals intolerance towards those who do not have right-wing ideologies.
Your comments make no sense at all. Any person with half a brain knows two things about our nation's founding:ReplyDelete
1. It wasn't intended to be or become a theocracy.
2. It was founded on the social, moral and ethical beliefs and principles of Christianity.
These are the facts. You do not have to aspire to this or even like this, but that doesn't mean the meaning of our founding fathers is any different.
Secularism is on the rise in America and its most effective form of indoctrination is to dilute, minimize and render otherwise irrelevant, the facts surrounding the Christian based founding of America.
One Christian Nation exists to expose you, defeat you, overcome you and pray for you by the grace of the one true almighty God. To Him alone be the glory.
Frankly, your comments make no sense. Secularism is not on the rise because it was always present. While this nation was founded on Judeo-Christian principles, as well as much of the Western world, there is a difference between being founded on Christian beliefs and being Christian.ReplyDelete
Your name, "One Christian Nation," says it all. When the constitution states that "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, prohibiting the free exercise thereof," then I would have to say that this person with half a brain understands the situation pretty clearly, and that is America is neither a Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Jewish, or any other type of religious state. The founding fathers established America as a nation safe for all faiths to practice, without fear that any one religion be singled out as the legitimate faith, such as Christianity...
Secularism does not "dilute, minimize and render" religion any less, rather it protects religion from the abuse of the state as well as others.
I think that maybe you should reevaluate your position. Here is an interesting website that offers some good information from a perspective other then your own: