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An Oncoming Storm: The 2014 Midterm Elections

An Oncoming Storm: The 2014 Midterm Elections I understand that most of the people I know are jumping for joy that the GOP has taken control of both Houses. This is a ‘Red State,’ so it stands to reason. However, as most of you know, I am not a Republican, so yesterday was not really…

Congress Shall Make No Law Respecting An Establishment Of Religion. What Does That Mean?

“[Our] principles [are] founded on the immovable basis of equal right and reason.” – Thomas Jefferson There has been much written about the Founding Fathers and their religious views. In spite of the actual historicity, most believers still think they were all devout Christians. Truth is, most of them were Deists and only minimally religious. Many were actively opposed to organized…

The United States Is Not A Christian Nation

I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the  whole American people which declared that their legislature  should ‘make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,’ thus building a wall of separation between church and State  -Thomas Jefferson Many of our citizens have little or no understanding of the…

Independence Day Is Not A Religious Holiday

Today is Independence Day here in the United States.  Unfortunately, many of our citizens have little or no understanding of the purpose behind the American Revolutionary War. They do not understand why we endured those bloody battles or the reason we decided that we could no longer be part of the Monarchy of United Kingdom…

America is Not a Christian Nation

We are governed by a wonderful document called the Constitution, which is a secular document. It begins with “We the people” and contains no mention of God or Christianity. Its only references to religion are exclusionary ones.  In fact, Article VI specifically states that “no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to…