Monday, June 27

The Officially-Atheist Regime

On July 4, 1837, the 61st anniversary of American independence, John Quincy Adams offered his perspective of that great historical turning-point during a celebration at Newburyport, Massachusetts:

"Why is it that, next to the birthday of the Savior of the World, our most joyous and most venerated festival returns on this day, the 4th of July? Is it not that, in the chain of human events, the birthday of the nation is indissolubley linked with the birthday of the Savior? That it forms a leading event in the progress of the Gospel dispensation? Is it not that the Declaration of Independence first organized our nation's social compact on the foundation of the Redeemer’s mission upon earth? That it laid the cornerstone of human government and freedom sirmly and surely upon the first precepts of Christianity?"

Alas, under our current officially-Atheist regime, as imposed by the Supreme Court of the United States, such pronouncements would not simply be deemed politically incorrect, they would be in direct violation of the conveniently-invented, newly-minted, and oddly-ahistorical notion of "the separation of church and state."


Harry A. Rockefeller said...

Gary North, in _Political Polytheism_, says John Quincy Adams was mixed up because the Constitution had already endorsed an "Atheist Regime". Gary DeMar, in _God and Government_, Vol 1, says it's not yet an Atheist Regime because we still have "in the year of our Lord" in the text of the Constitution. Greg Bahnsen would examine these thoughts logically. Whether North is right or not is of no significance. It's the current amended Constitution which is relevant. If DeMar is right then it should be a trivial exercise to simply impeach those judges who rule contrary to the Constitution. It's not going to happen. DeMar is incorrect. The United States is under an Atheist Regime. The currently amended Constitution endorses an Atheist Regime.

Conclusion: A new Constitutional amendment replacing article VI paragraph 3 with something much like the original Delaware Charter had: an oath confessing belief in
the "Divinity of both the Old and New Testaments".

Jacob Aitken said...

Thank you, Dr Grant. I really enjoyed that post.