Right to Vote and Pray
Paul Dunn’s column in the Jan. 8, edition of The Pilot concerned the myth of a Christian nation. The Constitution fails to mention Jesus Christ, God or Christianity except in dating the Year of our Lord, note the capital letters. This is preceeded by, “shall be bound by oath or affirmation, to support this Constitution, but no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States.
“The separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitled them.
“We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal, and that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
“That to secure these Rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just Powers from the Consent of the Governed.”
The Webster dictionary defines “secular” as relating to worldly or temporal, not ecclesiastical or clerical, not bound by monastic vows or rules.
The third chapter, 16th verse of the book of John in the Bible says, “For God so loved the World that he gave his only begotten Son that whosoever believeth in him shall not perish but have everlasting life.”
You can vote and/or pray! Your contributions will justify your rewards. God bless America.
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