Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Republicans do believe it but most Americans know God did not Create America: part 1

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 Most Americans Believe God Created America, Claims Mike Huckabee (Video): 

Former Arkansas Governor and current Fox News host Mike Huckabee told the audience at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) today that God created the United States and most Americans agree.
Huckabee did not cite any verses from the Bible or any other evidence that God created America during his speech (video below).According to RightWingWatch.org, Huckabee said, "I know there's a God, and I know that this nation would not exist had he not been the midwife of its birth.

 Not true and we will explain it for the factually challenged:
 and Its Influence on the U.S.

I think this would be the perfect time to discuss what civilization was experiencing during the 18th century. It is important to know how Americans felt when the Constitution was written and the country was founded. This occurred during the enlightenment and the feelings at the time heavily influenced the forming of our principles.

 In light of what we have experienced already we can be thankful for our founding fathers wisdom. With what you are about to read, it becomes obvious that the decision to keep religion separate from politics was a good one. The enlightenment was a confusing time for Religion.

With the advent of technicalization in the west an entirely different kind of Society was formed. a new ideal of humanity came about. This in turn would affect the perception of the nature and role of God.

The newly industrialized and efficient west also changed the course of history. Other countries of the civilized world found it increasingly difficult to ignore the western world as it had in the past. The Muslims as we know are still unable or unwilling to come to terms with it.

No other civilization in the history of the world had achieved anything like this. The west therefore created problems that were completely new, and very difficult to deal with.

Until the eighteenth century Islam had been the dominant world power in much of the Middle East and Africa. By the end of the eighteenth century Europe had begun to dominate the world. The very nature of its achievements made it impossible for the rest of the world to catch up. Europe began to colonize as much of the world as it could.

They did this with the overlying prevailing thought being that western civilization was far superior to everyone else. They believed that with their vast religious and civilizational principals that they were beyond reproach.

 They felt that they were vastly superior and always were. We know now that this is not true and right for everyone. They also believed that any country would be better off under its guidance. We have surely found out the hard way that none of this was true either
The process of westernization had begun. With it the view that the well being of society should trump any religious considerations became the prevailing thought. This, as we said, was the train of thought that prevailed when the Constitution was written, and our country was formed. The west was now no longer an Agriculture based society.

We were no longer governed by the many nuances of climate,resources, and agriculture. Its technical innovations meant that it had become independent of local and world conditions. The Islamists as we all know are trying hard to turn this around.

The accumulation of Capital, and the process of modernization, led the west to a series of changes. It brought us Industrialization, an intellectual enlightenment, and social and political revolutions, as a natural occurrence.

 These many profound cultural changes affected the way in which men and women perceived themselves. This caused them to revise their relationship with what was to them, the one ultimate reality, God. This was just as it is happening today.

James m joiner
Gardner, Ma

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