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Nice, Except for How It’s Not the Least bit True July 13, 2009

Filed under: theology — Katie @ 10:10 am

While driving around the Atlanta suburbs this weekend, PL and I saw a church billboard that read “The Founding Fathers Were All Devout Christians.” I took a photo with my iPhone but it was too far away to read (when will iPhone cameras have some zoom?). That’s a nice sentiment I suppose for flag waving Christians for the time around Independence Day, except for the fact that it’s not true.

While documents like the Declaration of Independence do mention God, most of the Founding Fathers were Deists–meaning they believed in God as the creator but God is fairly cold and not concerned with our daily lives and does not communicate to us through revelation or scripture. They speak of God (or Nature) but this was not the God of the bible. They believed Jesus was a real person who had some good teachings, but he wasn’t divine. So, Jesus was a pretty cool dude who did some cool things, but God was a cold, heartless bastard who set everything in motion and left us to sort things out for ourselves. But somehow I think that’s not what was being preached at that church on Sunday–I bet they even had an American flag in the church (something that’s VERY high on my list of things churches should never do).

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