Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF): ‘CELEBRATE OUR GODLESS CONSTITUTION’ – Seriously?

In response to a pro-faith ad from The Hobby Lobby ad titled “In God We Trust”, The Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) has taken out their own full-page ad: ‘CELEBRATE OUR GODLESS CONSTITUTION’.

“The ads quote U.S. Founders and Framers on their strong views against religion in government, and often critical views on religion in general,” reads a press release announcing the atheist effort. “The ad features two revolutionaries and Deists, Thomas Paine and Benjamin Franklin, and the first four presidents: George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison.”

People reading the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Seattle Times, Chicago Tribune and other daily newspapers across America will likely be surprised when they are greeted with today’s atheist-laden history lesson.

“The Government of the United States is not in any sense founded on the Christian religion,” reads one of the quotes from a part of a treaty that was once signed by John Adams.

“Religious controversies are always productive of more acrimony and irreconcilable hatreds than those which spring from any other course,” another statement from Washington reads. And these are just two of the many.

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See the full FFRF ad here

The Hobby Lobby ad  takes the opposite stand –  titled “In God We Trust,” it provides quotes showing the Founders’ pro-faith views. Among the quotes and information shared in the text are statements from President George Washington and Patrick Henry.

“It is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor,” the nation’s first president is quoted as saying (this comes from a Thanksgiving proclamation in 1789).

“Before any man can be considered as a member of civil society, he must be considered as a subject of the Governor of the Universe.” – James Madison: Signer of the Constitution; Fourth President of the United States
god-614x620A brief history lesson on the Establishment  Clause: The Establishment Clause is the first of several pronouncements in the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, stating, Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion. . . .

The Establishment Clause is followed by the Free Exercise Clause, which states, “or prohibiting the free exercise thereof”.
These two clauses make up what are called the “Religion Clauses” of the First Amendment.

The Establishment Clause has generally been interpreted to prohibit 1) the establishment of a national religion by Congress, or 2) the preference by the U.S. government of one religion over another. But here’s the kicker – A notable precursor of the Establishment Clause was the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom. The statute was drafted by Thomas Jefferson in 1777 and was introduced in the Virginia General Assembly in 1779. James Madison played an important role in its passage. The statute disestablished the Church of England in Virginia and guaranteed freedom of religion to people of all religious faiths, including Catholics and Jews as well as members of all Protestant denominations. I can not make it anymore clear than that. 

Our Godless Constitution? Hardly. This was all just another way for militant atheists to poke a stick in the eyes of anyone that believes in a higher power. 

Which brings me to this question: Is our country founded One Nation Under God?
To answer that question, I’ll leave you with this…



Leave your thoughts and comments below. You know my opinion, I’d like to hear yours.

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3 responses to “Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF): ‘CELEBRATE OUR GODLESS CONSTITUTION’ – Seriously?

  1. Atheists are distinguished by the peculiar habit of cherry picking quotes which thereby may be contorted to suit their agenda. If they should possess a knowledge of the Bible or history, their behavior betrays that assumption. They act with compulsion to discredit God’s holy word and the history of America.

    Why is American history held to the same disregard as the Bible? The answer is simple, it is precisely because from the very beginning has America enjoyed the many blessings from God, the print of His hand of Providence is throughout this land and throughout time. God bless America, indeed and truly.

  2. Said another way, to disavow God the history of America must first be discredited. God has richly blessed America. It is an atheistic imperative that this fact must first be discarded before God can be dismissed.

    Simply saying it is not enough, it must be proven. But a lie, unlike the truth, can not be proven. Atheists try not to thank God that they are free to espouse even their lies. It has to rough to be an atheist, to always deny the truth, to always live a lie to masquerade previous lies as the truth.

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