After reading yet another letter exhorting America to "seek the one true God" as urged by Nancy Davis on Oct. 28, I had to pen a rebuttal. First of all, the United States is not a Christian nation, and never has been. Just google the Treaty of Tripoli and read what James Madison had to say about that.
Our country was founded upon a secular Constitution with no mention of any deity. The Founders were against the authority of any theistic entity such as they had with the Church of England.
The separation of church and state in the Establishment Clause protects both religious and nonreligious citizens.
If Ms. Davis believes we should be ruled by a theocratic government as in middle eastern regimes, then she is very confused about the difference between our secular form of government and a theocracy. When religion ruled the world, progress halted in every respect and it was known as "The Dark Ages."
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"One nation under God" was added to the pledge in 1952 when the overzealous Sen. Joseph McCarthy was busy finding those "ungodly communists" under every bed. We are One Nation Under the Constitution!
As for the Supreme Court turning their backs on God, the majority, being men, are Catholic, and according to their religion are in obedience to the Pope even before their oath to uphold the Constitution. They recently voted against women and in support of corporations with regard to contraception in the Hobby Lobby case.
Under our laws, all citizens have the same rights, but we had slavery until 1865. And women couldn't vote until 1920; it wasn't until the '60s that we had integration. Gays are also citizens with the same rights, and who does it harm if they want to marry?
This business of taking back our nation (to where?) is getting so trite.
Gerald L. Peterson