Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Republicans do believe it but most Americans know God did not Create America: part 2

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

Our continued explanation of the truth about what and why Americans believe how America was made and by who: Then, the religion change "America was born into" was due to prosperity in society, God didn't create America. Today it’s occurring due to insecurity in society.

The many changes ultimately created an unstoppable momentum. More and more people from all levels of society were necessarily drawn into this process of modernization that was touching every sphere of life known to civilized man.

Ultimately it became necessary to involve all levels of society in his process. It was necessary in order to continue, and even increase productivity. It was necessary as a result of the accumulation of capital. The expansion of mass markets, and advances in science and technology also made it a must do situation.

 This of course led to social changes in western society. Men and women on every level felt empowered and in charge of their own lives as never before. We also see the fear and anxiety that innovation and change has brought to traditional societies. We are right now experiencing this with Islam.

There was new optimism about humanity as control over the natural world appeared to be advancing in leaps and bounds. People began to think that a better education and improved laws could bring light to the human spirit.

This new confidence in the natural powers of human beings meant that people began to think that they could achieve enlightenment on their own. They no longer felt that they had to rely on tradition, church, or a revelation from God in order to discover the truth.

Consequently innovative scientists and intellectuals felt obliged to work out their own theories of life and religion. They felt that their new found knowledge and effectiveness gave them the responsibility to look at traditional Christian explanations of reality and evaluate them for themselves.

 The new scientific spirit was based purely on observation and experiment. The western sciences could take nothing for granted. The people were increasingly ready to risk a mistake or to question established authorities and institutions. Of course this included the Bible, the Church, and accepted Christian principles.

The traditional teachings of the existence of God were no longer entirely satisfactory or acceptable. Natural scientists and philosophers full of enthusiasm to find out the truth, felt compelled to verify the reality of God. They did this in the same way they proved other unexplained phenomena.

James M Joiner
Gardner, Ma  

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