A group blog to promote discussion, debate and insight into the history, particularly religious, of America's founding. Any observations, questions, or comments relating to the blog's theme are welcomed.
The most notorious as it relates to America's founding political theology: "It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible.""Notorious" also means widely-known. Since this isn't, it's a bit of a straw man, a condemnation of nobody in particular.A quick google turns up a few uses, but mostly debunkings. I don't quite see the point. Over at Warren Throckmorton's at least he attacks his political enemies by name if they punt a quote.
It's one of David Barton's "Uncomfirmed Quotations" that I oft see repeated.
Where?It's sort of like doing a post on how 2 and 2 doesn't equal 5. OK, fine, but we really didn't learn anything. Obsession with error isn't the same as the search for truth."Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim the tribute of patriotism, who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness, these firmest props of the duties of men and citizens." ---GWashBF mine. A lot of so-called "patriots" out there these days, keeping America safe from God. ;-)
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