Saturday, March 15, 2014

Republicans do believe it but most Americans know God did not Create America: part 5

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:

I am sure we all agree it is very rare occurrences having everything co-mingle perfectly. It of course has to in order to create the perfect environment to happen and prosper. It may be rare but like many of you, I too believe it to have been a perfectly natural occurrence.

 You can certainly see the varied professional opinions out there at the time our country was formed.There was a tremendous confusion over reality. Just what has changed anyway?

Like Descartes, Newton had no time for mystery which he equated tostupidity and ignorance. He too was anxious to rid Christianity of mysticism. He believed that the doctrine of the Trinity, (father,son, and Holy Ghost), were false.

 He believed they were purposely created by the church to attract converts.
cause it too was being subjected to the new scientific principles.Once this started to happen the modern period of true scepticism was irrevocably launched.

Hermann Reimarus, (1694-1768), argued that Jesus just wanted to found a godly state. He believed that it was when his mission failed that he had died in despair. He pointed out that in the Gospels;

Jesus had never proclaimed that he had come to atone for the sins of mankind. That idea can only be traced back to Saint Paul who is the true founder of Christianity.

We should not, therefore, revere Jesus Christ as God. He believed that he should be thought of as the teacher of a remarkable, simple, and exalted Religion. Once the scientific method had become the standard, it became difficult for many people to read the Gospels in any other way.

 Western Christians were now committed to a literal understanding of their faith. They had taken a step back from myth. After all, a story was either factually true or it wasn’t.

The traditional doctrine of the Atonement, (the reconciliation of God and man brought about by the death of Christ), which depicted God demanding the death of his own son presented an unacceptable picture of God.

  He was the righteous God, the embittered God, and the angered God. His demands for strict retribution purposely filled many Christians with fear and compelled them not to be sinful.

God ruled through force and fear, He would not create a country on earth for people.

James M Joiner
Gardner, Ma 

1 comment:

Mauigirl said...

Just read your series about God not creating America - very interesting and well researched.