Some of the founders were not believers in Jesus Christ or the Bible although the vast majority of them were. Yet they all appealed to the Bible. John Adams (1725-1836) was a believer. It is an amazing thing to watch the "ungodly mind" attempting revisionist history, and playing games with semantics.
"John Adams also wrote the oldest, longest-lasting constitution in the world, that of his native state of Massachusetts in 1780."(1) Adams believed that religion and morality were indispensable to our national prosperity. Adams declared: " We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge, or gallantry would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. IT IS WHOLLY INADEQUATE TO THE GOVERNMENT OF ANY OTHER." (2)
Adams wrote to Jefferson after both were out of office in which he declared:
The general principles on which the Fathers achieved independence, were the only principles which that beautiful Assembly of young gentlemen could unite And what were these general principles? I answer, the general Principles of Christianity in which ALL THESE SECTS WERE UNITED: And the general principles of English and American Liberty, in which all those young men united, and which has united all parties in America, in majorities sufficient to assert and maintain her Independence.
Now I will avow that I then believed, and now believe, that those general Principles of Christianity, are as eternal and immutable, as the Existence and Attributes of God; and that those Principles of Liberty, are as unalterable as human nature and our terrestrial, mundane system."
2 Tim. 1:7 For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, AND OF A SOUND MIND.
Are we now a religious people? We are about to find out!
"This is not a Christian Nation" "That's just stupidity!"
Caps are mine- BEV
1. The Origins of American History: A Documentary History (New York: Penguin Books, 1986
2. The works of John Adams: Second President of the United States Boston: Little, brown and Co., 1854
3. Norman Cousins, In God We Trust: ......(New York: Harper & Bros., 1958