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Posted: Saturday, September 24, 2011 12:00 am | Updated: 11:04 am, Wed Jan 30, 2013.

Last week, Galt elementary students nearly commemorated Constitution Day with a religous-based curriculum reportedly provided by the Tea Party Patriots and the Latter-day Saints church.

Superintendent Karen Schauer, of Galt Joint Union Elementary School District, erroneously ordered the classroom materials online from a website that focused on the godly aspects of writing the United States Constitution due to a simple name mix-up. However, she caught the mistake before it was too late.

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13 comments:

  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 12:12 pm on Sun, Sep 25, 2011.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    Andy stated...The United States Constitution is a secular document

    SO... what is your point. Why is it important to you that it is secular or not. The constitution is there for the supreme court to interpret. There has been so many court cases deciding what is or is not constitutional that your observation as to what it originally has no merit or meaning.

    Since the population of United States was dominantly people who practiced religion,Christianity, and lived by the morality the religions supported, it would hold that the spirit of the constitution was to serve the people who lived under its dominion. The people wanted the freedom to practice their religion without interference of the government or its laws. The constitution was created to protect people's rights and protect them from government. Laws of the bible were never intended to be in the constitution... It would appear that the only reason to make such a comment would be for Andy to put down the bible and people who live by it.

     
  • Andy Crowder posted at 8:41 am on Sun, Sep 25, 2011.

    Andy Crowder Posts: 245

    The United States Constitution is a secular document and many of the ideals set forth are incompatible with Christian law of the Bible--a very good thing indeed, as early American Christians held witch trials and murdered people for the crime of heresy.

     
  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 8:29 am on Sun, Sep 25, 2011.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    David stated...You have failed to demonstrate any proof of the outrageous claim that the Constitution is "a Christian based document".

    Of course...I could care less to participate in your silly game. I do not care to address anything you you said as it is irrelevant to me.
    I focused on reality, which is, a vast majority of the people who were involved in establishing our country were heavily supportive of religious thought and morality. Most were involved with some form of Christian faith. The examples I posted were not dishonest... they were simply quotes from people you mentioned.

     
  • David Diskin posted at 10:37 pm on Sat, Sep 24, 2011.

    David Diskin Posts: 184

    You didn't address anything I said, and your dishonest use of historical quotes are a disservice to your argument.

    You have failed to demonstrate any proof of the outrageous claim that the Constitution is "a Christian based document".

     
  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 7:59 pm on Sat, Sep 24, 2011.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    No cherry picking David... just demonstrated that key people were very involved with religious thought. A vast majority of the country who were involved in establishing our country were heavily supportive of religious thought and morality. Most were involved with some form of Christian faith. You can attempt to revise history if you wish, but you cannot change what actually happened.

    I know that you have an agenda with your proclaimed atheism, You should really focus on supporting your own position which is very weak as all Atheist's positions are. Trying to revise history in order to attempt to make your position appear more reasonable is childish.

     
  • David Diskin posted at 7:05 pm on Sat, Sep 24, 2011.

    David Diskin Posts: 184

    You can cherry-pick quotes all day long, and for every one that sounds friendly to Christianity there two more that aren't.

    "Christianity neither is, nor ever was a part of the common law."
    - TJ in 1814

    "All national institutions of churches, whether Jewish, Christian, or Turkish, appear to me no other than human inventions set up to terrify and enslave mankind, and monopolize power and profit."
    - TP in 1793

    "The United States of America have exhibited, perhaps, the first example of governments erected on the simple principles of nature.... It will never be pretended that any persons employed in that service had interviews with the gods, or were in any degree under the influence of Heaven... it will forever be acknowledged that these governments were contrived merely by the use of reason and the senses."
    -JA in 1787

    And let's not forget the Treaty of Tripoli.

    As for your choice of quotes...

    TJ was only a Christian in that he believed in the doctrines of Jesus. He most certainly did not believe in his resurrection, miracles, or redeption.

    As for your JA quote, look up the whole passage. Nice job snipping with that one!

    Let's face it, while some of the fathers might have been diests, or possibly theists, very few were Christian. And those who actually wrote it, or helped guide it, were most certainly not.

     
  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 2:46 pm on Sat, Sep 24, 2011.

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    Samuel Adams
    Signer of the Declaration of Independence and Father of the American Revolution

    "And as it is our duty to extend our wishes to the happiness of the great family of man, I conceive that we cannot better express ourselves than by humbly supplicating the Supreme Ruler of the world that the rod of tyrants may be broken to pieces, and the oppressed made free again; that wars may cease in all the earth, and that the confusions that are and have been among nations may be overruled by promoting and speedily bringing on that holy and happy period when the kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ may be everywhere established, and all people everywhere willingly bow to the sceptre of Him who is Prince of Peace."
    --As Governor of Massachusetts, Proclamation of a Day of Fast, March 20, 1797.

     
  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 2:44 pm on Sat, Sep 24, 2011.

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    John Hancock
    1st Signer of the Declaration of Independence

    "Resistance to tyranny becomes the Christian and social duty of each individual. ... Continue steadfast and, with a proper sense of your dependence on God, nobly defend those rights which heaven gave, and no man ought to take from us."
    --History of the United States of America, Vol. II, p. 229.

     
  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 2:44 pm on Sat, Sep 24, 2011.

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    "I am a real Christian – that is to say, a disciple of the doctrines of Jesus Christ."
    --The Writings of Thomas Jefferson, p. 385.

     
  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 2:42 pm on Sat, Sep 24, 2011.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    The general principles on which the fathers achieved independence were the general principles of Christianity. I will avow that I then believed, and now believe, that those general principles of Christianity are as eternal and immutable as the existence and attributes of God."
    --Adams wrote this on June 28, 1813, in a letter to Thomas Jefferson.

     
  • David Diskin posted at 1:34 pm on Sat, Sep 24, 2011.

    David Diskin Posts: 184

    The three framers of the Constitution, those who are most widely credited for writing it, were Jefferson, Adams, and Paine.

    Kim, do you think they were Christian?

     
  • Andy Crowder posted at 11:04 am on Sat, Sep 24, 2011.

    Andy Crowder Posts: 245

    Kim, there is no reference to God, Jesus, Lord, or any deity in the United States Constitution. The only reference to religion in the original document was a negative one. (No religious test is permitted as a precursor to holding office.) It is a completely secular document.

     
  • Kim Parigoris posted at 8:08 am on Sat, Sep 24, 2011.

    Kim Parigoris Posts: 470

    Oh My God! Call the Indoctrination Police! Galt almost depicted our Constitution as it really was, a Christan based document! That the people received their power from a Deity, not the government or a leader! Now, isn't this the same Galt School district that was teaching about the six pillars of Islam last year?

     
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